U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can help me recover from brain surgery?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Recovery: Depending on the location of your surgery, you first need a period of time for healing. During this initial time, walking is good therapy- not aggressive walking but slow purposeful walking in a relaxed fashion. After a recovery period, cognitive exercises are good to help you with activities of daily living and thought. Have a thorough discussion with your neurosurgeon- he will gladly help.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 39-year-old member asked:

How long should it take to recover from brain surgery ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. ..
Dr. ..answered
Critical Care 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on the location and pathology and size and any preopertive deficit. Even with a small lesion in a relatively "safe" area, people can feel run down for several weeks after surgery.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there a brain surgery to help with seizures?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Surgery 4 seizures: Yes, brain surgery is done to help with certain types of epilepsy. Seizures that are very difficult to treat are one indicator for this treatment. Adults with seizures that originate in a small part of the brain (focal onset) are also candidates for this.
CA
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can brain surgery help to fix dystonia?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Spetzler
Neurosurgery 50 years experience
Yes: Dystonia can certainly be used to treat medically refractory/intractable cases of dystonia. It depends to some extent on the etiology of the dystonia. Dystonia is caused by an aberrancy in the motor pathway in the brain. Deep brain stimulation may be used as treatment. An electrode(s) connected to a battery is placed into a component of this pathway (often the globus pallidus).
A 35-year-old member asked:

What do you think about brain surgery to help with seizures?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
When to do it: Not everyone should have surgery to control seizures. People who have failed 3 or more medications that should prevent seizures, and who have a focus or origin of their seizures (partial onset) may be candidates for epilepsy surgery. People with generalized epilepsy may find a vagal nerve stimulator to be helpful. Does that answer your question?

Related questions

A 16-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 50-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 44-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 14, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.