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Job?: It certainly depends on what job you have and your duties. I usually keep my patients off at least 4 weeks depending on how many levels are done and what their job is. ...Read more
It depend?: Iknow everyone recovers differently but in general the kind of job you do is big factor, wither you have complications or , what kind of procedure done. Let assume one disc is done with had wear (plate) and you do desk job you could go back to work in 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The most important thing is the type of surgery you experienced. Was it a posterior surgery- a true laminectomy? How many levels were operated on? What is your job? The only person who can answer your question is your surgeon. Give his office a call and see what he says. You don't want to go back too soon and risk a failure of your surgery. ...Read more
Second opinion: There are many different type of pathology that can effect the cervical spine. There are several different treatment options for these pathologies as well. A laminectomy may be very reasonable for your cervical pathology. However, if you are not comfortable with your surgeons explanation and recommendation, then i would strongly urge you to get a second opinion. ...Read more
Surgery: Surgery for a chiari malformation includes removing bone from the back of the skull to decompress the cerebellum and then if the cerebellar tonsils are low enough then you remove bone from the back of the spine(laminectomy) to make room and decompress the cerebellar tonsils from pressing on the spinal cord. This surgery works very well with low risks. ...Read more
What are the pros/cons of a 3 level cervical laminectomy w/o fusion vs a keyhole endoscopic decompression for stenosis(disc &spurs compressing nerves?
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 stenosis causing pain in the arm, where a laminectomy may be needed if you have problems related to central cord compression. Definitely would need to discuss face to face with your surgeon. ...Read more
Chiari 1: Arnold chiari malformation type 1 is defined by cerebellar tonsils that extend below the foramen magnum. The symptoms range from none to numbness, pain and weakness. The condition can become life threatening when cerebrospinal fluid is blocked. It is important to see a neurosurgeon with experience treating this disorder to discuss the therapeutic options. ...Read more
80y.o./underwent cervical laminectomy (C3,4,5,6) 3 mnths ago, regularly getting nausea after that. Tried Rabium 20 and Neopride total, no help.
Cervical spine: Why would a spine surgeon subject a 80-years old patient to undergo a cervical spinal surgery? Have you sought a second opinion to determine if surgery was an absolutely necessary, especially at your age with a history of diabetes? Perhaps you should ask for a trial of Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg. ...Read more
My 80 yo. otherwise healthy uncle underwent a cervical laminectomy 3mos ago due to extreme radiculopathy, gets v. frequent nausea now. What to do??
80 yo. uncle had cervical laminectomy in Apr due to extreme radiculopathy, gets nausea for 3 hrs, thrice or more times a week. GP's tablets dnt help??
Cervical Laminectomy: A laminectomy will remove the posterior arch of the vertebra over the spinal cord typically for stenosis. With this bone removal, the paraspinal muscles lose their attachment point and can contribute to abnormal alignment changes of the cervical spine. A laminoplasty does not eliminate the bone and ligaments over the spinal cord but reshapes the spinal canal and is preferable in my hands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
80 yo diabetic uncle had a cervical laminectomy 3mos ago due to extreme numbness, gets v. frequent nausea now, altho he's only on vitamin tablets??
I got a wide depressed scar after multi level posterior cervical laminectomy without fusion 1 yr ago. Is my spinal cord protected?
Heavy neck pain continuous & on 03.03.2012 cervical laminectomy (c6-7) with disectomy.Mri 08-04-2013central and left paracentral disc herniation c6-7?
Neurosugery : In situations where there was a laminectomy and continued pain with new MRI findings you need to see a neurosurgeon. The doctor will confirm by exam and maybe nerve testing that your symptoms correlate to new MRI findings and then may recommend fusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a cervical operation c3- C7 laminectomy and fusion and titanium feel light headed plus extreme heart burn could this be caused by operation?
Is a laminectomy or minimally invasive foramenectomy w/o fusion better for mixed foraminal and spinal cervical stenosis?
Ask your surgeon(s): They'll review your imaging with you and discuss your options. But before further surgeries, you mention physical therapy and cymbalta, (duloxetine) but there may be other non-surgical options including other medications, pain psychology and interventional pain procedures that may be helpful for your condition. Good luck! ...Read more
No adjustment!: Myelopathy means you have symptoms due to pressure on the spinal cord in the neck. Adjustments are absolutely out of the question. A decompression or fusion is the most appropriate treatment to stop progression of symptoms. However, the kind of procedure is dependent on the reason you have myelopathy. You need to see a spine surgeon in order to fully evaluate your problem. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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