What kind of pain medication is prescribed for cervical spine surgery?

Cervical spine. Really any kind depends on the surgeon and the level of pain. Most surgeons try to avoid nsaids.
It varies. It varies in part based upon the nature of the surgery and the tolerance of the patient. Most of the time we use a narcotic and a muscle relaxer to control pain and spasm postoperatively. Thank you for the question.

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Can you tell me what kind of pain medication is prescribed after cervical spine surgery?

Depends on the . Surgery. If it is a minimally invasive fusion, you may only need Percocet or something along those lines. If it is something more invasive, such as an open anterior approach with a discectomy, you may need patient controlled analgesia which often consists of IV morphine or something along those lines. Hope this helps! Read more...

Arterior cervical spine surgery at china?

Done in China. Medical vacations are when persons seek care outside there country usually to save on costs. China has several centers that offer excellent care. Read more...
ACDF. Not sure what you are asking? If they can do anterior cervical surgery in china? Probably, but why go on a trip for something maybe a local doctor you trust can perform locally and you will have access to him/her afterwards instead of having to fly back home? What is the proposed procedure for what pathology? Be careful and do no pay for services you haven't perhaps received yet.... Read more...

What can I expect in a cervical spine surgery?

Depends. This depends on a variety of factors including your age and health as well as other medical issues and habits such as being a smoker. It also depends on the specific reason for the surgery and what rype of surgery (decompression, fusion or both) and the extent of the surgery as well as what approach or approaches used. Is it a first time surgery or a revision surgery or an adjacent level one. Read more...
It varies. There are a host of cervical spine surgeries that we do, some very minimally invasive and highly successful, and others that are more extensive. Among the two most common- an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion or disc replacement are both relatively successful with a low complication rate in the properly selected patient. Thank you for your question. Read more...

Tips when recovering from cervical spine surgery?

Others. Keep an eye on your wound. Stop smoking. Follow your surgeon's recommendations on activity and/or bracing. Stay globally healthy--good nutrition, good diabetic control, etc. Read more...
Neutral. In general for 6-8 weeks after surgery, the head and neck should remain in a relatively neutral position; with care to avoid extension, rotation, or undue axial impact. Read more...

Can you advise me on the difference between two cervical spine surgery options?

Yes. I would be happy to, but you would need to be more specific. Options generally involve going through the front verses the back of the neck, and whether a decompression alone or a fusion, or a disc replacement is done. Each option has its advantages in certain situations, as well as it's disadvantages. Read more...
Yes, which ones? More info diagnosis, option offered needed to answer question, however in general ACDF and disc replacement have equivalent outcomes in the short term relieving arm pain niether is consistantly effective with neck pain in my opinion. Read more...

Are there orthopedists that specialize in cervical endoscopic spine surgery for stenosis?

See below. Cervical stenosis cannot be treated by endoscopic surgery. The stenosis that you are referring to is a narrowing of the foramina where the nerve roots leave the spinal cord. This can be treated by endoscopic surgery. The procedure was developed by neurosurgeons, though some orthopedic surgeons are no offering this procedure. Read more...
An Orthopaedic Spine. Surgeons that is well trained could perform an endoscopic posterior cervical endoscopic surgical procedure to decompress your cervical spine. But you have to make sure you are not focused more on the secondary goal than on the primary goal (properly addressing your pathology and resolving your symptoms). Some pathologies may not be best treated with endoscopy, so beware, and listen to your surgeon. Read more...

Is having esophageal dysmotility common after anterior cervical spine surgery?

Yes. Almost everyone will note trouble swallowing right after surgery. It usually is worse when several levels (disks) are treated, but some people have trouble with one level procedures. Happily it tends to improve in the majority, usually over 4 to 6 weeks. Up to one third of patients can always tell that swallowing is "different" after such surgery, but seldom a limitation. Read more...
Yes. Almost everyone will. Rarely does it pose a serious permanent problem. A few do, so if you are choking or it feels like food is getting stuck, contact your doctor so you can be evaluated. Read more...
No. It should subside with the swelling more comnon after big anterior 3 levels or sonot common with one levels. Read more...
Yes. Swallowing difficulty has been reported as high as 30% of patients after anterior neck surgery. Most of the time it is transient. Some common risk factors include more levels of surgery, surgery of the upper levels, longer surgical times, and a large neck. Read more...
Yes. Post-pp dysphagia is a common occurrence following anterior cervical disc surgery. The incidence varies widely, but recent studies indicates that there is 50% rate in the 1st months following surgery. Risks factors include age >60 yrs, female, # of levels included, pre-existing swallowing problems, length of time of retractors are used, endotracheal tube pressures >20 mmhg & thickness of plates. Read more...
Yes . There is a general term called dysphagia, which refers to difficulty swallowing, and most patient have at least some degree of discomfort or difficulty swallowing after surgery. Most patients have a complete resolution of this by 2-4 weeks postop. A much smaller percentage of patients have longer term problems with swallowing and among them are those that have dysmotility. Thank you. Read more...