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What is decompressive surgery for spine?

What is decompressive surgery for spine?

This means that the : Contents of the spine's canal (nerve tissue) is being pinched and needs to be freed by removing whatever may be compressing it which could be. A disc herniation, tumor, arthritic changes, blood clot or the canal was just too small to begin with. The most common way to do this is by removing a portion of the "roof" of the spine or lamina & is called a laminectomy. There are other approaches too. ...Read more

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My son recently had surgery on spine including rods . This morning, he woke up complaining that his feet hurti and he is sweating alot.?

My son recently had surgery on spine including rods . This morning, he woke up complaining that his feet hurti and he is sweating  alot.?

Let your neuro-: Surgeon know of these new findings. It may warrant further evaluation as it may be related to the recent surgery. ...Read more

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Which surgery should I have done 1st and why? Surgery in spine to replace disk at l5-s1(bone on bone now) or surgery to correct cystocele & rectocele.

Which surgery should I have done 1st and why? Surgery in spine to replace disk at l5-s1(bone on bone now) or surgery to correct cystocele & rectocele.

Depends: Neither is an emergency, so which you have done really depends on which one bothers you more. I don't believe either surgery will affect the other procedure in any negative way, but you should discuss with both your spine and general surgeon. ...Read more

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How much risk is associated with surgery in the spine?

How much risk is associated with surgery in the spine?

Depends: It depends on the exact procedure and the part of the spine involved. In the neck and mid back, the spinal cord is nearby, so it can injured in some way. In the low back, the nerves that go to and from the legs can be injured (less risky than the spinal cord. Such nerve injuries can involve feeling and strength. Other potential problems include pain, infection, bleeding, instability, deformity. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having surgery on the spine?

What do you advise if I'm having surgery on the spine?

Education: You would want to make sure you are well educated regarding the nature of your condition, your operative and no operative treatment options as well, so you can be confident in proceeding in the manner you are most comfortable with. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is surgery on the spine in your neck done?

Can you tell me how is surgery on the spine in your neck done?

Varies: There are numerous types of spinal surgery performed on the neck. Probably the most common is known as an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. In this surgery, an about 3 cm incision is made on the front of the neck. The disc is removed and often replaced with a plug or cage. In the right candidate, it can be very successful. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How much does it cost for surgery of the spine(scoliosis)?

How much does it cost for surgery of the spine(scoliosis)?

It varies: It varies quite a bit depending on the approach, the number of bones being fused, the amount of implants needed, the length of the procedure, the need for intensive care, the length of hospitalization and rehabilitation. Your spine specialist should be able to give you an estimate, taking into account your specific curve and proposed options. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after surgery for lower spine?

How long is the recovery period after surgery for lower spine?

Depends: It depends on the type of surgery. This can range from a few weeks for a mircodisectomy to several month for a mulltilevel fusion. ...Read more