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How Long Should A Person Need To Be Off Work After A Cervical Laminectomy
It depend?: Iknow everyone recovers differently but in general the kind of job you do is big factor, wither you have complications or , what kind of procedure done. Let assume one disc is done with had wear (plate) and you do desk job you could go back to work in 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The most important thing is the type of surgery you experienced. Was it a posterior surgery- a true laminectomy? How many levels were operated on? What is your job? The only person who can answer your question is your surgeon. Give his office a call and see what he says. You don't want to go back too soon and risk a failure of your surgery. ...Read more
Job?: It certainly depends on what job you have and your duties. I usually keep my patients off at least 4 weeks depending on how many levels are done and what their job is. ...Read more
Second opinion: There are many different type of pathology that can effect the cervical spine. There are several different treatment options for these pathologies as well. A laminectomy may be very reasonable for your cervical pathology. However, if you are not comfortable with your surgeons explanation and recommendation, then i would strongly urge you to get a second opinion. ...Read more
Surgery: Surgery for a chiari malformation includes removing bone from the back of the skull to decompress the cerebellum and then if the cerebellar tonsils are low enough then you remove bone from the back of the spine(laminectomy) to make room and decompress the cerebellar tonsils from pressing on the spinal cord. This surgery works very well with low risks. ...Read more
Chiari 1: Arnold chiari malformation type 1 is defined by cerebellar tonsils that extend below the foramen magnum. The symptoms range from none to numbness, pain and weakness. The condition can become life threatening when cerebrospinal fluid is blocked. It is important to see a neurosurgeon with experience treating this disorder to discuss the therapeutic options. ...Read more
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
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