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How long will your legs stay numb after C4 C5 fusion?

How long will your legs stay numb after C4 C5 fusion?

Not to permanent: The question arises as to whether the leg numbness is even associated with your neck problem to begin with or due to a lumbar spine issue. If it was, then the nature of how long standing & severe it was as well as if you have any underlying heatlth issues like a neuropathy. Also, were there any spinal cord changes as a result of your surgical diagnosis or even your surgery. Your age plays role. ...Read more

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Fusion (Definition)

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


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How long will legs stay numb after C4 C5 fusion?

How long will legs stay numb after C4 C5 fusion?

Needs Evaluation: We need to know the reason why the fusion was performed in the first place, and if there were deficit before the operation, in order to understand if further diagnostic investigation needs to be performed. ...Read more

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Will having a fusion on C4 and C5 affect my ability to sing indefinantly?

Will having a fusion on C4 and C5 affect my ability to sing  indefinantly?

Rarely: A rare, known complication of anterior cervical surgery is potentially permanent hoarseness and difficulty producing high pitches. The superior laryngeal nerve crosses the top part of the standard surgical dissection plane and can be stretched with soft tissue retraction. Because the nerve crosses the top of the surgical exposure, the risk is greater for the upper levels of the neck. ...Read more

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C5 herniated disk with pinched nerve. How long does it usually take to recover if take PT 3x's wk. and recommended meds?

C5 herniated disk with pinched nerve. How long does it usually take to recover if take PT 3x's wk. and recommended meds?

Variable: A herniated ("ruptured") disk can respond nicely to physical therapy and the body's natural healing processes. In my experience it can take weeks to months. But in some cases, perhaps 10-15 percent, surgery is needed. Indications for surgery include significant weakness, numbness, persistent pain, pressure on the spinal cord, trouble walking, or failure of conservative management. ...Read more

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How long does the splint stay on after rhinoplasty? How long do the splint and bandages stay on after rhinoplasty? .

How long does the splint stay on after rhinoplasty? How long do the splint and bandages stay on after rhinoplasty?

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I typically leave: the external splint 7 days after. If the patient can tolerate returning to the patient's activities with the external splint, then the patient could resume activities 4 days after. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for spinal fusion? How long will i be recovering after spinal fusion before i can resume normal activities? .

What is the recovery time for spinal fusion? How long will i be recovering after spinal fusion before i can resume normal activities?

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Varies: For a simple one level, back to every day activities is very early.Much longer to get back to heavy or strenuous activity, maybe 2-3 months. ...Read more

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How long does your mouth stay numb after anesthesia at the dentist?

How long does your mouth stay numb after anesthesia at the dentist?

Local anesthetics,: Depending on which one was used and whether a vasoconstrictor was included, as well as the amount given, can have a wide range of anesthesia times. Some can dissipate after only 30 minutes, while others can last 10-12 hours. While numb, stick to a non-chew, liquid to puree diet so that you avoid the chance of injuring the soft tissue of your lip, tongue or cheek. ...Read more

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How long does pain stay in your arm after pneumonia shot?

How long does pain stay in your arm after pneumonia shot?

Injection site pain: Usually lasts only a day or two for most people. Using the arm may reduce soreness. If arm swells significantly or becomes red & hot & pain worsens, contact your doc. ...Read more

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How long does fusion take to heal i had it on c4-6 and wearing a fusion stimulater?

3-4 months : The typical healing time for a cervical fusion is 3-4 months. Check out spine-health .Com. ...Read more

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I had VATs (right side, OR time was 9h 3 months ago). Got compression injury below axilla and fluids on abdomen. How long it will take to recover?

I had VATs (right side, OR time was 9h 3 months ago). Got compression injury below axilla and fluids on abdomen. How long it will take to recover?

Hard to answer: We need to know a lot more . Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat problems in your chest. Without knowledge of the details it is not possible to answer your concern. You will need to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more

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Does hemiephysiodesis guided growth surgery 4 knock knee usually require hospital stay? How long before allowed to go up and down stairs?

Does hemiephysiodesis guided growth surgery 4 knock knee usually require hospital stay? How long before allowed to go up and down stairs?

Ask surgeon.: Before you get the surgery, talk to the surgeon about the procedure and what to expect. Take a notebook,with questions you may have, write down the answers. It helps to have someone with you, who may also take notes, and have questions. People remember differently, and two listeners are better than one, esp. if the person will help you after the surgery. ...Read more

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Both heals go numb while driving for long periods of time. ?

Both heals go numb while driving for long periods of time. ?

Heel numbness: If this is the only time heel numbness occurs it may be positional and/or due to prolonged pressure on the heels. If the numbness quickly resolves as soon as you get out of the car and ambulate, it most likely isn't a serious problem. Perhaps even the type of footwear you use could contribute to the situation. See your physician if you still have concerns.. ...Read more

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How long after fibular surgery will I use my feet?

How long after fibular surgery will I use my feet?

fibula surgery: It depends on the surgery. Your best source of info is your surgeon. Seek his/her advice . Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after oral surgery (tooth exposure) into braces. How much time off work do I need?

What is the recovery time after oral surgery (tooth exposure) into braces. How much time off work do I need?

A few days: Depends on where the exposure is being done (palate or mucobuccal fold) but typically you will be a bit sore and swollen for 48 hours. This does not necessarily mean you need to take off from work. ...Read more

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How long should you wear the stockings after leg operation?

How long should you wear the stockings after leg operation?

Depends: The need to use of compressions stockings after leg surgery varies depending on the type of surgery you have. If it is for an orthopedic procedure, wearing them until you are able to resume normal activity makes sense and helps prevent dvts. For varicose vein procedures it is important to wear them regularly for at least one to two weeks after the procedure to ensure the procedure is successful. ...Read more

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Nucleoplasty for herniated neck discs. How long will effect last? How long is recovery time after that? Can make spine unstable? Complication? Risk?

Nucleoplasty for herniated neck discs. How long will effect last?  How long is recovery time after that? Can make spine unstable? Complication? Risk?

Experimental: It is not really among the accepted treatments for disc herniations in the neck and as such the long term affects are not really known. It could work, but it would be fairly experimental compared to more conventional approaches (operative and nonoperative) for cervical disc herniations. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in therapy after three finger amputation?

How long do you stay in therapy after three finger amputation?

Depends : This would depend on which three fingers were amputated and on whether the amputation was in the dominant hand. If the thumb is still present it would beach easier to learn to use the hand and therapy is usually shorter. The time will depend primarily on the type of activities that the person needs to re-learn to do with less fingers. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after lip augmentation? How long after having lip augmentation until i can return to all my normal activities? .

How long is recovery after lip augmentation? How long after having lip augmentation until i can return to all my normal activities?

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Recovery depends: Recovery depends on the procedure specifics, but generally speaking a patient who has undergone a lip augmentation with injectable fillers is able to return to work the following day and resume all normal activities in about a week. You will want to use an ice pack to help with swelling and over the counter pain killers to help with discomfort for the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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How does exercise help the cardiovascular system work normal again after prolonged bed rest?

How does exercise help the cardiovascular system work normal again after prolonged bed rest?

Your doc can: prescribe an exercise program in response to your health status. He/she will probably have you introduce exercise slowly, perhaps walking daily, and increasing the amount of time gradually. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long do nerves and muscles take to heal after back surgery?

How long do nerves and muscles take to heal after back surgery?

It varies: It depends on how much irritation there was before surgery, how long it was there, and how much of those tissues were manipulated during that procedure. Many will improve quickly (days to weeks), others take months, and some never fully recover. Follow your surgeon's instructions, and ask questions if your recovery is delayed. ...Read more

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C5 (Definition)

C5 refers to the fifth vertebra in the neck. The first vertebra is at the base of the skull, so the fifth is in the middle of the neck. Injuries to the spinal cord above this level impair the ...Read more