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Laminoplasty effects: Main issue is slow or incomplete recovery of previous spinal cord damage. This surgery prevents worsening, but doesn't guarantee recovery. Stiffness. Weakness or pain in the shoulder and biceps can be disabling in cases, but usually temporary. Spinal cord injury can occur after surgery in rare cases due to loss of blood supply to cord. Loss of opening created at surgery and recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more
Spinal cord pinching: Myelopathy means abnormality of spinal cord, and cervical spondylosis implies progressive deterioration of the neck vertebrae. Therefore, body changes eventually compress the cord in the neck. Mri films can demonstrate the compression. Treatment may require surgical decompression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 2 more doctor answers
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
Had gentle cervical manipulation by PT 3 days ago. Worried about VAD. Since it's been 3 days post, am I probably safe from worrying about that?
OK if no symptoms.: The typical pt with VAD is a young person who experiences severe occipital headache and posterior nuchal pain following a head or neck injury and subsequently develops focal neurologic signs attributable to ischemia of the brainstem or cerebellum. The focal signs may not appear until after a latent period lasting as long as 3 days, however, and delays of weeks and years have also been reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just the day of: Your procedure whether it's a leep (loop electrode excisional procedure) or a cryoablation of the cervix can be done in the office. Most patients are back to work the next day or same day if they want. It's slightly longer recovery if done in the or due to the anesthetic. ...Read more
I have a clover of garlic stuck in my cervic and can't remove it myself. What should I do? A piece of clover of garlic is stuck up in my cervic and i tried to reach it but can't get to it. What should I do?
I : I am aware that some women insert garlic cloves in their vagina to cure yeast infections that are not too far advanced. I am not able to comment on either the safety or the efficacy of this practice. However, my understanding is that the clove (especially if sliced open) can sometimes burn the mucosa (skin in the vagina); especially if the mucosa is already raw from a yeast infection. Thus, if you get a clove of garlic lodged inside you, it may become painful. Regardless of the reason that you placed garlic in your vagina, it is now a foreign object. I also recommend that you see a gynecologist, so that the garlic can be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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