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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Headaches: If you are having bad headaches and dizziness, I would suggest you get evaluated and avoid a trip to highe elevation at this time.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
4-6 weeks: Recovery from the surgery is usually 4-6 weeks. Call the neurosurgeon.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Chiari: Most surgery for chiari malformation is a decompressive operation. Surgery takes 3-4 hours. Hospital stay is usually 1 day in ICU and 1-2 days general ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below : Hi there, Given your medical history it’s important that you have regular check ups with your neurologist and tell them about this. Regards
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience in Pain Management
Refered pain-tear: Unfortunately, you have 'failed back syndrome'-means surgery failed to resolve issue.I suggest consulting a good osteopathic manipulative medicine dr ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
Relief of pain: Spinal decompression and fusion surgery is done for pain. The decompression should help mostly with pain in the extremities. It can also help with num ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
You are not alone: These are major surgeries which will take many hours and complications can occur, thus your emotion/fear is not uncommon. I am sorry to hear that this ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It's up 2 Ur surgeon: Only he/her can advise you. It depends on many factors,how the fusion is progressing, what type of work you do. So after a fusion I would let people r ... Read More

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