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Safety Of Mri For Spinal Implants
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Experience/training: Orthopaedic and neurologic surgeons are qualified with basic training to perform spinal fusions. Surgeons from both fields can undergo additional training in spine surgery known as a fellowship. The best recommendation of choosing a surgeon should be based upon experience and training. Understand board certification status, and ask for patient recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any side effects of ozone injections for disc issues? For both cervical and lumbar disc issues?
Ozone injections: With the exception of ozone injected into a blood vessel (very bad complications) there are no known complications but also this therapy is questionable at best...What is being treated? I don't believe you should be trying this. ...Read more
Would C5 disc herniation show on Brain MRI? Or are they considered two separate 'sessions' in the MRI machine?
Results of ct scan?dependent perfusion changes in the lung bases?no evidence for spondylitis significant for patient age are bony bridging.Explain???
Showing your age: This just means that there are no inflammatory changes seen on your spine but some bone spurs that are reaching across disc spaces from one bone (vertebra) to another which is a sign of age related or degenerative changes of the spine rather than a spine arthritis or spondylitis ...Read more
Several: Silicone implants typically feel softer than saline implants. Both are very safe. If a silicone implant ruptures, you may not know it, and you would need an mri. However, the silicone will likely stay within the implant shell because the silicone is a cohesive gel. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/breast-augmentation-of-los-angeles.html. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is gadolinium safe for MRI contrast? I've been hearing a lot of negative things. Any opinion? Any tests to ensure the safety?
Are there any adverse effects of injecting 1.5ml steroid into epidural space of healthy person without pathology by accident(i.E. Mri report wrong)?
TMJ MRI showed bilateral adhesed disks with no evidence of disk displacement. TMJ specialist recommended arthroscopy and PT, is it worth the risk?
A slight loss of anterior stature of the L1 vertebra is unchanged, compared to the CT scanogram of 2009. Other lumbar vertebrae are normal in stature. There is no lumbar spondylolisthesis. Axial images suggest a nondisplaced fracture of the L4 facet (imag
Need more info: Not sure what your question is, but how old are you and what are your symptoms? Have you had any trauma lately? All these factors help determine the significance of any radiographic abnormality. Also, when the radiologists use a term like "suggest", it means they can't tell for sure if an abnormality is really present or not. ...Read more
They are: different tests that create images based on different technologies, so which one is best depends on what exactly your doctor is looking for. For certain indications, either one or the other might be preferred. Sometimes, both may be necessary. ...Read more
It combines: the high sensitivity of PET with the high level of anatomic detail of CT, so an abnormality on PET can be accurately localized. ...Read more
After elapsing all other options (PT, Pain Medicine DR, meds) is removal of spinal hardware feasible option for pain as a result of a Kyphotic fusion?
That is a specific: question for the Neurosurgeon, especially one familiar with your particular case. If you have exhausted all other options, as you have listed, then surgery would have to be the next viable step, given the severity of symptoms that you cannot live with. And that is an important distinction: you cannot live with this pain. Surgical options are almost always the last. ...Read more
A herniated disc and thinking about surgery at laser spine institute. Disc replacement. Safe? Good institue?
Is a cervical Laminoforaminotomy performed with or without fusion? According to studies, What is the overall success rate, safety profile?
Ask your doctor.: We are limited here on HeathTap to 400 characters or less. The discussion you are hoping to have can't be had in this forum, but there are some tidbits that might help you. The vertebrae involved matter. For example, which levels are diseased and which are to be surgically treated? How do you define "success?" The numbers vary from one surgeon and/or center to the next re: outcome measured. Best2U ...Read more
Spinal Instability: Spine fusion is indicated when spinal stability and/or alignment has been compromised, resulting in risk for further spinal collapse, deformity, or neurological compression/injury. Surgical fusion restores immediate stability and alignment and creates an environment where the vertebra can fuse in a functionally acceptable position. Conditions include fracture, deformity, and spondylolisthesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more