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Could I have to quit doing extreme sports after a laminectomy?

Could I have to quit doing extreme sports after a laminectomy?

No: Aproperly done laminectomy doesn't affect spine stabilityin the low back check with uour surgeon if in your neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the pinal canal where the neural tissue is found and ...Read more


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Had a cervical operation c3- C7 laminectomy and fusion and titanium feel light headed plus extreme heart burn could this be caused by operation?

Had a cervical operation c3- C7  laminectomy and fusion and titanium feel light headed plus extreme heart burn could this be caused by operation?

No: Your surgery would cause the symptoms that you describe. You should follow up with your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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??

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??

Needs evaluation : Your uncle needs to be evaluated by his doctor . The constant /frequent nausea may be unrelated to the surgery so a proper evaluation needs to be made . ...Read more

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I have extreme pain in the right sacral joint area. I have had laminectomy of l3-4, 4-5, and later spinal fusion of the same, then a spinal implant.

I have extreme pain in the right sacral joint area.  I have had laminectomy of l3-4, 4-5, and later spinal fusion of the same, then a spinal implant.

Varies: There are many potential causes and if it is severe enough to require more treatment, then it is critical to determine the exact diagnosis. The appropriate treatment will hinge on making the correct diagnosis. A detailed histroy, exam and appropraite tests can usually detect the specific cause for your pain. I would encourage you to be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do I still have sciatic pain after laminectomy from l-2 to s-1?

Why do I still have sciatic pain after laminectomy from l-2 to s-1?

Residual?: If the pain never improved, there is a chance you might still have residual narrowing around a given nerve or nerves. Talk to your surgeon. Scarring and other post-op changes sometimes can sometimes transiently contribute. ...Read more

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I need to know what color Scsr Tissue would be on an MRi done with no contrast! I had a double laminectomy 6 mo ago, at L 4-5 & L 5/S 1.

I need to know what color Scsr Tissue would be on an MRi done with no contrast! I had a double laminectomy 6 mo ago, at L 4-5 & L 5/S 1.

Contrast needed to: tell scar tissue from other tissues, unfortunately. The truthful answer to your question is "gray". Scar tissue is a relatively bland gray on all sequences of a noncontrast MR. That is why contrast is recommended in patients who've had surgery. If you have MR on CD, I can review at HealthTap Concierge, healthtap.com/saurbornmd, but I may not be able to answer your question without contrast images. ...Read more

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I had a diskectomy and laminectomy on l5s1 four weeks ago and have increasing pain . What could it be . Also what else can go wrong?

I  had  a diskectomy  and laminectomy on l5s1 four weeks ago and have increasing pain . What could it be . Also what else can  go wrong?

It could be several: Reasons including: scar tissue forming, a sign of infection, recurrent disc herniation, further disc deterioration to name a few or that you may be over doing it to much too early post op. If your back pain preop was worse than leg pain, then the prognosis is not good & you may have needed a fusion. Poor surgical risk factors include being overweight & smoking as well as being deconditioned. ...Read more

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Decompression Laminectomy (Definition)

Lamina is the back side wall of bony tunnel where spinal cord and nerves travel. It can be removed to eliminate pressure (decompression), if you ...Read more