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Extreme Sports Laminectomy
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??
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 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 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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less nerve pressure: The lamina is the part of the bony spine that covers the back part of the nerve and the spinal cord. A laminectomy means removing the lamina. This can relieve some of the pressure off the spinal cord or the nerves. This can results in less pain, numbness, and/or weakness radiating into the extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve decompression: A laminectomy describes any procedure where the back bony covering (lamina) of the spine is surgically removed. The purpose is to gain access to the spinal canal to remove a disk herniation, bone spur, cyst, or anything else that is putting pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The excision or : 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 the indications are multiple. ...Read more
Spine surgery: Decompression laminectomy is where the surgeon takes off the bone and lamina on the backside of the spine. It is most commonly done for spinal stenosis where there is a narrowing of the spinal canal and it can be a useful procedure depending on the patient's symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scar vs Herniation: Given that you recently had a laminectomy, you could have re-herniated in the same area or developed scar tissue in the area causing pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. I would consult your surgeon to discuss you options, you may need new imaging to see if any changes have taken place. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very well: Laminectomy is a very successful surgery when performed for the correct indication. As with any surgery, if it's done for the wrong reason, it will not be successful. Find an orthospine surgeon or neurosurgeon with a great reputation whom you can trust and discuss it with him. ...Read more
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