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Spinal Fusion Surgery Causes Nerve Damage
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
I recently had a spinal fusion of the L1,3,3 and Iwas sent home in a diaper I was told that I have sever nerve damage. Can I ever get out of diapers?
An approach: Hard to fully answer based upon information provided, as the anatomy does not fully explain what has occurred. However, if this involves only urinary function, see a urologist. If also bowel problems, see a gastroenterologist. Multiple therapeutic avenues exist, and would recommend hope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After I had a spinal fusion I lost all control of my bladder how can I cope with wearing diapers 24 / 7 at age 29 .with sever nerve damage .
Is permanent nerve damage possible after a bone fragment and hematoma was removed after spinal fusion?
Yes: Any type of material : disc, blood, bone, fat, pus, tumor etc. that compresses a nerve root / roots or the spinal cord can leave a range of symptoms or findings from pain, sensory changes, weakness or paralysis, bowel/bladder dysfunction, balance issues as examples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a spinal fusion years ago. Now I have pain and cannot grip with my right hand. I also get right side numbness. Could it be nerve damage?
Grip weakness: If the fusion was done years ago, and everything was ok for a while, there is probable no damage... A new problem could be coming from the levels above- or below the past surgery area, so it would be best to go back to your surgeon, or find a new doctor if the past physician is not available. New images with possibly a ct or MRI might be needed to find the cause; maybe a neurologist needs to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After spinal fusion surgery i still have the pain in my hip which was caused by a blocked nerve its been a month since the surgery.
It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables. Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy : Bilateral peroneal mononeuropathies are commonly seen in patients with mononeuritis multiplex secondary to diabetes, polyarthritis nodosa, nutritional deficiencies, and critical illness polyneuropathy. Bilateral and symmetrical presentation rises the possibility of lumbar radiculopathies or lumbar stenosis. Neuroimaging like MRI and electrophysiological studies like EMG and nerve conduction study could help in sorting this out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can drop foot be caused be a complication after a.Spinal Fusion surgery nine weeks ago and how will the drop foot heal?
Yes: It fan be a complication of surgery especially if it is a new issue. Speak with your surgeon and have it reevaluated as soon as possible. This is not a good situation. ...Read more
Mother had spinal fusion where the doctor freed compressed nerves. It was a very extensive surgery.. Its only been 5 days since surgery but shes numb only in her waist and cant hold her pee or poop. Could swelling pressed that nerve? Or permanent?
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
Surgery to cause two or more spine segments to be joined together through a growth of bone initiated by the placement of bone tissue or graft taken from the patient or from a donor source or even a manufactured source which could include: bone growth proteins and particulate structures that act as scaffolds for bone to grow on and may include implants or instrumentation ...Read more
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