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What Should I Expect After spinal cord surgery?

A: After spinal cord surgery, there are several things you may expect to encounter, both in the hospital and after you return home. You will likely be given a pain management plan, along with information on how to care for your wound, how much you can move per day, and what things to avoid. These instructions should be closely followed to ensure you have the shortest recovery period possible. The first thing you can likely expect after spinal cord surgery is some pain or discomfort. Different patients may experience varying levels of pain, so you should talk with your doctor about your symptoms. He or she will probably prescribe pain medications...


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What to Ask your doctor about compression on spinal cord surgery?

A: Here is a link to videos on the top things to do after spinal cord injury, the top rehabilitation hospitals, and the latest treatments, among other information: http://www.brainandspinalcord.org/media-center/index.html...
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What happens during spinal cord surgery?

A: This depends on what kind of surgery you are talking about. With a bulging disc, most people get what is called a ''spinal discectomy and fusion''. This means that the bulging disc is removed and replaced with a spacer made of bone taken from a cadaver. This allows the same amount of space between vertebrae but significantly decreases flexibility....


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What are the risks in spinal cord surgery ?

A: Several risks-mild risks include pain, loss of sensation, abnormal reflexes. severe form may involve partial or complete paralysis of region involved....


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I have had 7 spinal cord surgerys, I have 10 screws in my neck, and now they just found out C8 is is severly damaged, I am having sever trouble with both arm and leg spasms, along with sever neck pain. What our my chances of a 8 surgery and what does it involve?

A: Living With a spinal cord Injury maggie31: I do not have personal experience but I was able to find this information for you. I would discuss with your doctor the possiblity of another surgery. There may be another alternative to surgery. I wish you the best and hope that you have a great night. Warmest regards.... What are they going to do Decompress the 8th Cranial nerve? ( you have 7 vert and 12 cranial nerves) Are they going Anterior or Posterior? How long will the reccovery be and what limits will you have since you have had the previous surgeries? Will Steroid injections or Facet injections help bring the swelling down prior to surgery? etc...... Make a list...


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spinal cord Stimulator?

A: 6 Feb 2012 ElizaJane23 just had one put in recently. The 6th of January if memory serve me. Go to you profile & look under friends, & type her name in the box. You may have to friend her, but she can give you some info. I haven''t heard from her in a while, but my doc was hot to do this to me too. I was told in 1994 by a neurosurgeon & a physc (required) that it wouldn''t help me. It does some people. If the trial didn''t help, I would refuse to do it. He can''t make you, & I doubt he would refuse you meds because it didn''t help. Just be truthful with him & tell him what the surgeon said... Mary632009 Votes:+1CommentVote upReport azauntie36 Feb 2012 Thanks mary632009 for referring me to elizajane23... i sent her a pm. Also, thanks for your input... I am thinking I...


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spinal cord Stimulator- anyone have one, can u give me feedback?

A: 8 Sep 2011 i dont know but i think other member may can help you my apology <please don''t dislike this answar but that my help to you> Votes:+0CommentVote upReportSearch for questionsStill looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question. Search:Similar questionsAdvice on getting used to implants?I just got a spinal cord stimulator implanted a week ago. Now that the swelling has gone down I can totally feel all of the wire snaking down my back ... 3 answers • 14 Jan 2010 • 1 star Can morphine sulfate be taken long term?I have been taking MS contin (15mg twice daily) for 2 months to treat chronic pain from failed back

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What are the treatments available for a tethered spinal cord?

A: What is Tethered spinal cord Syndrome? Tethered spinal cord syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by tissue attachments that limit the movement of the spinal cord within the spinal column. These attachments cause an abnormal stretching of the spinal cord. The course of the disorder is progressive. In children, symptoms may include lesions, hairy patches, dimples, or fatty tumors on the lower back; foot and spinal deformities; weakness in the legs; low back pain; scoliosis; and incontinence. Tethered spinal

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spinal cord injury with atlantoaxial instability

A: I applaud your decision to get a second opinion on your son"s case.  The fusion surgery is a major undertaking and it is well worth the time and effort to get another doctor"s view on the case. Having said that, I would like to point out that an injury at C1-C2 is the same level that Christopher Reeve injured his spinal cord.  The fusion surgery does work and in Reeve"s case, it saved his life.  I think that you are very fortunate that your son had not had any problems from the injury so far considering that he is an active 5 year-old.   You should also understand that any surgery involving the spinal

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spinal cord bruise

A: Dear Jo, Based on what you"ve told me I"d say your father has a good chance of a full recovery. But when it comes to the spinal cord you just never know. Time will tell. I wish I could say for sure, but I"m not a doctor. To promote faster bruise healing you should eat more peppers, citrus fruits or any other food that are rich in vitamin C. I will keep good thoughts for your fathers speedy and full recovery. Sincerely, Ken...


 
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