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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Unless redoing: Surgery is possible, physical therapy is best course.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Unfortunately there is no "one size fits all" approach that i can give you here. My advice would be to see a physiatrist specializing in spine problem ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
When your ready: This disorder tends to be progressive over time & putting off treatment is a choice you make with that in mind. If your general health declines wh ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Leg pain: Patients who have leg pains or arm pains are the best candidates for neck or low back surgery. These are known as radicular symptoms. These patients ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ask your Surgeon: for guidance. Depends on the exact type of surgery. But you will want to stay away from blood thinners, nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Minimi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
DONT SMOKE: Don't smoke! see the physical therapist before the surgery and get used to doing the rehab exercises prior to the surgery so you will already be some ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Minimally invasive spine surgery aims to achieve the same goals as standard surgery, just with less tissue damage. A lot depends on the actual proble ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The opposite side: Ipsilateral means the same side, and contralateral means the opposite side. So if your symptom is in your right leg, the left leg is contralateral. Yo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Pain: If by failure you mean what is the chance you will still have pain -50%. If the disc is causing loss of sensation or strength then the chances are som ... Read More
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