Neural impingement occurs due to the pressure caused by the surrounding structures on the nerve. Decompression surgery is done to treat an impinged nerve. In the surgery, partial or complete removal of anatomic structure in the lumbar spine is done. For example, laminectomy, discectomy, etc. The surgery is done by open, conventional, or microscopic methods.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 211.41 Pounds and height is 6 feet. I have severe sleep apnea and minor CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) with hypertension. I am facing problems of imbalance and lightheadedness. This started some six months back. Then, I was diagnosed with an uncompensa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information you gave me, it looks like your imbalance is due to a condition called cervical myelopathy. The examination findings of your spine specialist also correlate with your diagnosis. This happens when there is undue pressure or compression of the spinal... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a compressed nerve in the fibula head for almost 2 years following an operation to lengthen my right leg. The pain was only on and off seemingly after a certain activity. Over time, I could increase the activity level before getting the same symptoms, but then stop improving. M... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. The possible reason for persistent symptoms is there has been a longstanding compression on your nerves. So, the nerve would have been damaged subtly. It may not be that extensive damage, which would be demonstrated in the NCV study (nerve cond... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from acute lower back pain for the last five days. Now I am getting better with medications and bed rest. This severe and acute pain happens every six to nine months for the last four years. It knocks me out for three to four days. On a regular basis, I have lower back stiff... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have disc prolapse at two levels,which is causing compression of nerves at those levels resulting in pain and recurrence of symptoms every few months. More than the report, MRI images are ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have left-sided lower back pain. I had hemilaminectomy at L4-L5 and decompression done eight years ago. I have attached an MRI report of the lower spine and an ultrasound of the abdomen. I was diagnosed with cystic kidney and liver hemangioma a month back. Please give me your advice ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Based on your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I will list the findings as they appear. 1. The spinal cord: Normal conus and conus terminates at the L1 level. 2. Disks: Multilevel... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old female. My height is 164 cm and weight is 48 kg. I was healthy with fine ligaments. Two years back, I had spine surgery for a herniated disk at the level of L5/S1. Soon after the operation, I got something like sleep myoclonus. The neurologist said that as benign, but ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Myoclonus or muscle twitching is a known side effect of Sevoflurane use, and it is not a serious concern. Sevoflurane does not cause laxity of ligaments. Very common side effects of Sevofluran... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I involved in a car accident seven years ago. I have been having problems with my neck ever since. I recently consulted an orthopedic specialist and had an MRI done last week. The results are as follow: Multilevel degenerative disc disease with straightening of lordosis. Multilevel bul... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The joints of the neck are the discs and the facets. As one ages they wear out. This can be aggravated by accidents. This process can cause pain in two ways. Joint pain in the neck without neurological weakness or numbness. Neurological problems from pressure on the ne... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have mucosal thickening with aerated secretions in the sphenoid sinuses with surrounding hyperostosis. The mucosal thickening in left maxillary sinus is greater than right maxillary sinus, with trace aerated secretions. Also, opacification of right mastoid air cells and right middle ear... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have sent me the verbatim report of the MRI of the cervical spine and the mastoids. This, however, is very little to help me as I do not know the exact symptoms you have. Do you have more problems with your mastoids or the neck? Do you have pain in the neck or does... Read Full »