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Can spinal surgery cause nerve damage?

Can spinal surgery cause nerve damage?

Surgery complication: With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. Some of possible complications are anesthesia complications, bleeding, blood clots, lung complications, infection, persistent pain, hardware failure, implant migration, nerve injury, spinal cord injury, sexual dysfunction .... ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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I just found out that the surgery on my ankle caused nerve damage. Will it be permanent?

I just found out that the surgery on my ankle caused nerve damage. Will it be permanent?

Maybe: Only time will tell. Discuss this with your surgeon, he may want to send you for some testing to determine the extent of the damage. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Please help! what is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Dental paresthesia: Most cases of dental paresthesia will spontaneously resolve within days, weeks, or months. Those cases that last beyond 6 to 9 months are considered permanent. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of nerve damage in the hand after rotary cuff surgery?

What could be the cause of nerve damage in the hand after rotary cuff surgery?

Edema: Swelling in the shoulder can cause transient nerve compression at the level of the brachial plexus. This would result in numbness and parathesias of the upper extremity. ...Read more

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Can lap band surgery cause vagus nerve damage?

Potentially: Any surgery to the stomach can potentially injure the vagus nerve, as it enervates the stomach. ...Read more

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Had gynae surgery took approx hour/hour half. Now have peroneal nerve damage could surgery be the cause. Having injections in foot no other illness.

Complex: Peroneal nerve damage in the leg can occur after surgery, particularly in cases using stirrups. This should not however have anything to do with infections in your foot. The nerve injury is also hard to diagnose, and even it is is injured, it is usually temporary. May take several months to get better. I would see your surgeon for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had a nerve root compressed w/pain for 15 months. I've exhausted conservative options. If I delay surgery could it cause more nerve damage?

I've had a nerve root compressed w/pain for 15 months.  I've exhausted conservative options.  If I delay surgery could it cause more  nerve damage?

Nerve root: compression can cause loss of function if the electrical impulses from the brain and spinal cord cannot reach the the muscles or glands that are anatomically and physiologically connected. Surgery may not restore muscle strength but it can potentially prevent further loss of muscle fibers that rely on their respective paired nerve stimulation to remain viable. ...Read more

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Does amyone in Florida fix long thoracic nerve damage. Was caused by thoracic surgery. Svapula completely out. Limited use of my arm. Cant lift .

Does amyone in Florida fix long thoracic nerve damage. Was caused by thoracic surgery. Svapula completely out. Limited use of my arm. Cant lift .

First confirm injury: After confirming injury , by presence of winged scapula ,EMG conduction studies etc, yes the nerve could be repaired by direct approximation or nerve graft ,first speak to your doctor ,may know some one or approach major medical centre near you. ...Read more

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Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Neuroma: A neuroma is a thickening of the nerve due to repetetive trauma. They typically remove the nerve that will cause some numbness, but the trade off is that the pain is gone. These are almost always benign. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more