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Nerve decompression surgery

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
45 years experience in Neurology
Making space.: A nerve is in a tight space may be irritated or damaged, causing pain and/or loss of function (weakness or sensory changes). Surgical decompression ai ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
17 years experience in Neurology
Please see doctor: It is hard to tell without an exam whether what you are experiencing are muscle cramps or a less common condition called myotonia. You definitely need ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anderson Tsai
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Concussion: Hi: it's probably best for your to see or talk to a neurologist who may be better answering this questions for you, to see if surgery recommended, and ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely : Two different types of diseases / surgeries, your surgeon will discuss risks, benefits and alternatives before the procedure, best wishes
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
Consult your surgeon: Consult your surgeon. Wishing you the best.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Are: You referring to your groin or your ability to move your feet up ?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Deprends: On ttype of fusion what approach anterior alif or plif or xilf allograft autograft bmp how many levels your diagnosis definition of recovery 6months ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Pain or numbness: Usually symptoms are pain or numbness of pinky and/or ring ringer and/or that side of the hand only. Not the thumb side if the hand. Surgery is pretty ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Joining bone togethe: A spinal fusion is a procedure used to join two spinal motion units together. It is designed to stop all motion of the motion segment. It may be perfo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hooman Melamed
21 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Microdiscectomy which is removal of the herniated disc is a very rewarding procedure typically w/ excellent results on a patient who has failed conser ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
C4/5 surgery risks: Compressed right ventral cord @ C4/5 due to disc protrusion. Spinal column 9mm. Severe bilateral foraminal stenosis. Pain. Risks to forgoing surgery? ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
By proper surgeon: Carpal tunnel syndrome, if appropriately diagnosed, shold be treated non-surgically if possible and then if surgery is needed, should be performed by ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Complex: It is a little complex to fully discuss in such a forum; but a for amounting would be appropriate if you are just having symptoms of foraminal stenosi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Specific?: There are a lot of decompression surgeries for different parts of the body. Can you list out your medical history in (pmh section) and previous treat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Eglash
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Sciatic nerve pain is very common. The first thing to do is to see a doctor to determine whether your pain is definitely from the sciatic nerve. If so ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Lifestyle limited?: I tell my pre-op patients with your problem that if they have failed conservative therapies and the symptoms are still limiting their daily routines/a ... Read More
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: This surgery, like any surgery, has indications that must be evaluated in terms of each patient with respect to benefits v risks involved. This is ba ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The traction machine advertised to "decompress" the spine pulls on it. The disk bulge may temporarily reduce in size during the treatment (pulling the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Surger: For most people this is not painful but recovery will vary according to work status (self employed versus workmen's compensation.).
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Corrective: Spinal fusion removes degenerative discs/vertebra and "fuses" the appropriate remaining spinal segments to restore function and overall health.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Pudendal: Firstly medications like gabapentin, pregabalin, duloxetine are certainly options, nerve blocks diagnostically, and lastly neuromodulation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience in Pain Management
Surgery complication: With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. Some of possible complications are anesthesia complications, bleeding, blood clots, lung compli ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Who is familiar with: It is not a common procedure only few surgeons do this procedure routinely even though is relatively simple and accessible . General , ortho , and n ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dillard
30 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Well, that depends: It depends on the procedure, discectomy versus laminectomy versus fusion. And it depends on what sort of shape you are in before the surgery, well-to ... Read More

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