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What is long term prognosis of ant cervical discectomy and fusion in cervical hnp&stenosis? Im only 28.No response in conservative care(block, meds)
Disc replacement: Anterior cervical fusions tend to do very well, but there is a risk of accelerating adjacent level disc degeneration. This matters more, given how young you are. I would bring up artificial disc replacement with your surgeon or at least talk to a surgeon who does both. Also, you should get a second opinion to make sure surgery is really best in a 28 year old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteriography showed 100% blocked Circumflex..had bypass on LAD 16 yrs ago..I'm 83.....prognosis?...worried
Need more info....: Not all 100% blocked lesions need to be fixed. Depends on symptoms, if any, and more importantly can they be attributed to that lesion. That is, your body might have already formed "auto-bypasses" to the chronic blockage. You and your cardiologist need to have a frank discussion about your options: do nothing, medical management or interventional based treatment; risks/benefits and trade-offs. ...Read more
My mother had another TIA and has to get endarterectomy-almost blocked.She is 65, bedridden, has uti, overall poor health. Prognosis if possible?Thank
Diagnose back pain: The medial branches are small nerves that sense pain in the facet joints of your spine. If your doctor suspects that problems in your facet joints, such as arthritis, are contributing to your pain, diagnostic medial branch blocks may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. If two successive diagnostic medial branch blocks are considered positive, your pain doctor may recommend rfa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete RBBB: This is a relatively innocuous condition where the electrical conduction in the right ventricle is not completely normal. It is believed to be due to an abnormality in the electrical conduction fibers. It is not typically associated with any clinically significant cardiac problem. The vast majority of persons with this do absolutely fine and live normal lives. ...Read more
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