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Exercises For The Upper Back Neck After C5 And C6 Fusion Surgery
On going pain after 1 year status post posterior cervical fusion at C5 and C6 levels. Headaches, right arm tingling. No decompression was done prior to procedure. Inflammation found at back of skull ?
Pain after PSIF neck: Not normal. Could be related to screw against nerve, pseudoarthrosis, incomplete decompression, nerve damage that didn't heal, missed or new problem. I would start with ct to see if bone healed and decompressed, and find out exactly where screws are. If negative, MRI to identify new or different problem. Get a diagnosis and it will help treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more
C5-6 Fusion: The hope is that it will. This is not always the case. ...Read more
I had back surgery 3 years ago and left with numbness in right leg and hip area. Could this treatment help me? L3-5 fusion with hardware
It may: This really depends on your imaging (mri/ct) scan. If your neurological problems are arising from a spondylisthesis or foramenal stenosis, then performing an interbody fusion and increasing the height of the disc space (increasing foramenal space) and reducing the slip may improve your compression and therefore your symptoms. But this depends on your full history, physical and images. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May the protruding part of the disk L4-L5 (4.2mm) be sliced off using some minimally invasive surgical procedure? I have dynamic stenosis at L4-L5. Strong pain in lower right buttock after sitting for 2+ hours. Conservative treatment did not help.
upon how miuch of the "stenosis" is actually due to the herniated material from the disc and how much from BONY stenosis (in the canal itself or the foramenal (side openings between the verterbrae) where the nerve exits. The kind of "focal" MICROSCOPIC surgery you describe is the LEAST disruptive of your spine architecture and offers your BEST CHANCE!
Hope this is helpful.....Good luck
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Ongoing pain in neck and trapped nerve. After having a mri and xray it has been confirmed bulging disc between c5 c6. Surgery next option?
Cervical spine surge: Surgery should be your last option. More than 90% of damaged discs heal by themselves over time. For ongoing nerve pain and neck pain , you should get a cervical epidural steroid injection done by a qualified and experienced pain physician under x-ray guidance. Also start physical therapy as soon as you can to relieve muscular spasm. ...Read more
Had cervical distectomy with fusion at C5 over 6 months ago. Still in pain in spine, back and arm. New MRI shows bulging discs. What can be done?
Upper spinal and muscle pain after l5s1 lumbar discectomy sugery for 9 wks now,no fever but pain radiate to front rib for 2 days and sweat.normal?
Possibly: However, you should continue to see your spine surgeon regularly until at least 6 months post op and inform her or him of these symptoms. It is possible you are having a nerve impingement syndrome or muscle spasm. It should be fully evaluated, thus an MRI or EMG may be in order. Also have you started PT to strengthen your core, as that would be the next step !!! keep me posted. ...Read more
Pain in my side following surgery using stomach fat for breast reconstruction December 2013. Back to work sept 2014. On my feet mostly. Gets more sore?
Fatgraft recon pain: Best to see the reconstructive surgeon for these post operative pain concerns... ...Read more
I am 5 weeks post op disc fusion surgery. The muscles along the back are tender and sore going into my butt. How can I help elevate the pain?
Time: It takes 6 to 8 weeks for just the muscles /soft tissues to heal. However, ice and/or heat applications will help as well as a simple elastic lumbar support even under a brace if you are using one post surgery. Otherwise, it may be too early to start massage or stretches until this soft tissues heal and you should be guided by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for persistent numbness and weakness in lower leg and foot 1 mo. After a popliteal nerve block to remove 3 fusion screws?
See neurologist: Nerve damage following a peripheral nerve block is a possible complication but should be uncommon in an experienced anesthesiologist's hands. A neurologist will probably consider a nerve conduction study to ascertain the cause of your problem and treatment options/prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an emg test necessary if the MRI shows c4, C5 and C6 nerves pinched. Have c4, C5 and C6 ruptured disc in neck with C4 C5 and C6 pinched nerves on right side and C6 nerve pinched on left side. Have had bone scan, and CT and now doctor is wanting emg.
I've had lumbar spine surgery 4yrs ago.... L4 L5 S1 and now after the surgery I have a bulging disc directly on the nerve. What can I do for pain?
I'v done an ACL replacement surgery 3 months ago followed by physiotheraphy for 2 months.I still can't fully extend the knee & pain in back of knee?
Speak with ortho: Then you need to speak with the orthopedist who performed the surgery to discuss what can be done to correct the issue. ...Read more
What are the symptoms or signs of loosening spinal hardware. increased pain in area, fusion surgery 3 months ago. I go back to work tomorrow.
What is the best course of action after failed back surgery (lumbar laminectomy). Persistent burning pain along outside of leg and back weakness.
I have myofascial pain in the neck with a bulging disk at C4 C5 C6 c7. Would this cause burning and numbness pain in the neck and down both arms?
Six weeks after laminectomy, MRI shows a 9 cm pseudo meningocele coupled with head and eye pains, left leg nerve pain. Surgery to repair or wait?
Pseudomeningocoele: You a loosing CSF that will cause low pressure HA. The hole in your meninges probable needs a patch to prevent this. Possibilities of spontaneous closure seem limited. Get a second opinion, from a different clinic or out of town if your surgeon is reluctant to fix it. ...Read more
Upper Sore spinal and back pain around L3 or L4 since lumbar discectomy ops for l5.s1 9 wks back.no fever or redness on wound.pain radiates to front ?
Spinal surgery: Go back and see the surgeon who operated on you and be reassessed. There are many reasons why this may be going on. ...Read more
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