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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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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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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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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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How do microspinoscopies compare with fusions and conventional laminectomies?

How do microspinoscopies compare with fusions and conventional laminectomies?

Surgeon: Very complicated to answer. Depends on the reason for surgery.. Please ask your surgeon for his explanation, and then request a second opinion if not comfortable with the answer. ...Read more

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Is a laminectomy dangerous?

Is a laminectomy dangerous?

Let me explain: All surgery have risk in general and some have particular risk because the locations. Be sure to ask the doctor about that and how many complications he had before with this surgery. Thousands of laminectomies done in the usa every year there are about 1-3 % possible complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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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