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Is Having Esophageal Dysmotility Common After Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery
Are headaches after undergoing a anterior cervical discectomy plus spinal fusion significant or common?
They can be: Headaches are tricky, sometimes they are primarily caused by cervical spine problems, often times they are exacerbated by them, but it is difficult to predict whether surgery will ever help them, except in the case of an obvious c34 disc and radiculopathy with occipital nerve type pain which is mechanical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If scapular instability is the cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, would rib resection/scalenectomy resolve neck & scapula pain?
More complex: Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery includes, often, first rib resection and/or scalenectomy, but there are different surgical approaches and also, pectoralis minor decompressions. Scapular instability may or may not be present, and this may represent problems in the upper brachial plexus. Since this is so individualized and particular in most cases, best to discuss with experienced vascular surg. ...Read more
What could cause anterior discectomy with fusion c5-c6 to significantly protrude 3 months after surgery?
Can fibromyalgia manifest after cervical spine surgery? Chronic pain 7 mos. After surgery with no known cause or signs on MRI but mild disc bulges.
It can manifest. : At any time. I live in southeastern wisconsin where fibromyalgia is considered to be endemic. I am shocked at the number of cases that i see. I remember practicing in illinois and rarely seeing anyone with this condition and when i practiced in michigan i can count on one hand the number of fibromyalgia patients that i saw. Now i estimate that i see 2-3 such patients per day. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is the most common procedure or therapy to deal with failed cervical spine surgery? Neck, back pain is worse a year later. Also new disc buldges.
Xray:what is "sclerosis mid left sacroiliac joint"? It was noted at age 27, 5&7 yrs after 2 back injuries, with L&T-spine fxs. Is it trauma related?
What are the pros/cons of a 3 level cervical laminectomy w/o fusion vs a keyhole endoscopic decompression for stenosis(disc &spurs compressing nerves?
Complex: It is a little complex to fully discuss in such a forum; but a for amounting would be appropriate if you are just having symptoms of foraminal stenosis causing pain in the arm, where a laminectomy may be needed if you have problems related to central cord compression. Definitely would need to discuss face to face with your surgeon. ...Read more
What are the possible risks of NOT having surgery when anterior lumbar interbody fusion with posterior fixation is indicated (ALIF L4,L5,S1,fix L5-S1?
Depends: Have you tried nonsurgical options? Surgery is typically indicated if you're having neurologic dysfunction and/or chronic intractable pain from a serious disc herniation and have failed to improve with conservative options. At your age make sure that you've had a couple of opinions and have tried nonsurgical options including physical therapy, medication, and possibly injections ...Read more
Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord. How serious is this. Arm pain ?
MRI result: smooth reversal of cervical lordosis. Minor disc osteophyte bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord C5-C6. Would I require surgery?
No surgery: Straightening of cervical spine can be due to muscle spasm from whiplash, but can also be a normal finding. Osteophytes are the result of spine degeneration and usually do not need surgical correction. Effacement of the CSF anterior to the cervical cord is usually benign and asymptomatic. ...Read more
Possibly: Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome should be a last resort, and should only be considered for severe compression of the Subclavian artery or vein or when there is loss of muscle(atrophy) and weakness in the hand. Avoid bench pressing weights or pressing weights upward above your shoulders. For detailed information on exercise rehabilitation SEE:http://bit.ly/1rWEGJq also http://bit.ly/1BRx6lO ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: The surgery is major, though generally well tolerated. The surgery is near the spinal cord and many nerves. It requires moving the esophagus, the muscular tube where food passes to your stomach. The windpipe and voice box are also moved. Any of these can be injured or work less well after surgery (temporarily or permanently). Risk depends on many factors, so talk to your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do about muscle spasms after first rib resection surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?
Approaches: Feldenkreis physical therapy approaches have proven to be highly successful both pre- and post-op TOS procedures. Medications can provide symptomatic relief, and have found some success with compounded analgesic pain cremes, especially those containing ketamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, with plate ; --: Screw fixation with bone grafting, mostly requiring at least one -2 nights in the hospital. ...Read more
Paralysis of right diaphragm after thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. Is this likely to improve on its own?
What would cause a distended and hard upper abdomen following a thoracic posterior fusion T7-t10 with instrumentation. Three months post op and still ?
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