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Bono Back Surgery
Still neck, shoulder n back pain after 1 year n 26 physio session. What other treatment options except total disc replacement surgery?
Abs: I presume you mean abdominal strength and definition. You dont say what type of sirgery you had but if it was andominal you will lose considerable abdominal strength. This may take 6 months to yr to regain. Make sure its ok with your dr before doing any vigorous core muscle exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ortho biased: As an orthopaedic surgeon, i feel our 5yrs of residency plus fellowship training in spine surgery, give us an advantage in treating spinal problems. We are well versed in biomechanics, bone healing and metabolism, as well as biomaterials. Our knowledge base is grounded in musculoskeletal care, which includes bone, joint, muscle, nerve, ligament, tendon and skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options: Signs & symptoms are important to consider. Any signs of neurological compromise may warrant surgery.If pain is the main/only symptom then many options exist depending on location of pain; directional preference-based therapy, nsaids, oral steroids, neuromodulating medications, epidural injections (many types possible), or spinal cord stimulator. Talk to your local pain/spine doc about manyoptions. ...Read more
Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?
Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Shoulder Specialist: The difficulty with reading about a procedure is that there is no way to know whether this is the correct option for you personally. Also, the results of any procedure are almost entirely dependent on the skill level and experience of the surgeon doing the procedure so find a surgeon with great experience doing all types of shoulder replacements: http://theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had total hip revision/ w/cage, got footdrop, lymphedema, nerve pain.Have orthopedic&ptwhat specialist do I see?
I'm in physical therapy after surgery monteggia fracture, but still can't twist my armfor pronation/supination. Possibly my tendon/ligament torn?
Follow-up required: There are multiple reasons why you lack pronation/supination after a monteggia injury. Among these are- incomplete reduction of the radial head dislocation, synostosis (abnormal bony union) between the radius and ulna, injury to the posterior interosseus nerve or other nerve. A concomitant tendon injury is less likely. You need to follow-up with your surgeon to assess the possible causes. ...Read more
Spondylolisthesis.L3, 4-5 slipped off.Surgery fixed l4-5 but not l3.Was it done right?Now having pain on right leg.(had pain on left leg before surgery
Depends on multiple : Factors. It appears your symptoms are mainly leg pain, and hence a surgeon may have decided that the l45 was the only level with stenosis or pressure on nerve, and wanted to to do only what was needed at the time, and not what maybe needed in the future. Difficult to tell without seeing your prior images, but could be an okay decision. Now, you have to consult with a well trained spine surgeon. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. It also tends to be relatively well tolerated; the average patient requires pain medications for a few days afterwards. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a shoulder ligaments repaired with keyhole surgery after a motorbike accident. What's the best physiotherapy clinic in san francisco 95123?
Shoulder ligaments: Good rehabilitation of this surgery is critical to the outcome. One undergoes graded increase in motion and strength while the repair heals. The tricky part is to progress wth both without damaging the repair. Thus one needs to be in the hands of an experienced shoulder physiotherapist. Ask your surgeon to make the referral ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?
Usually just ...: Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration.. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain & all bets are off if you are a smoker. However, about 10% of disc surgery patients can experience back pain due to ongoing degenerative changes in disc over time with a 5% risk of reherniation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First, it is : Unlikely that even if a screw was not properly placed would you feel any movement of it. If the screw was placed about nerve tissue then you could experience pain and/or neurologic symptoms related to that nerve tissue. If the fusion did not heal then you may also experience a sensation of pain with motion of the back. ...Read more