Spine Surgery Complications

When spine surgery results in complications, they can be very serious. Complications include persistent pain, impairment, and need for additional surgery. There can also be complications arising from anesthesia, deep vein thrombosis, infection, fracture, implant migration, etc.

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Can balancing issue occur due to vestibular lesion or cervical myelopathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 96 kg and height is 184 cm. I have severe sleep apnea and minor CAD with hypertension. I am facing problems of imbalance and lightheadedness. This started some six months back. Then, I was diagnosed with an uncompensated vestibular lesion. After a wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

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 ...  Read Full »

When will the headache due to CSF leakage subside?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife went to a routine check MRI on the spine and found a lesion 14 x 12 mm, intraspinal intradural focal lesion opposite L2 vertebral body with intense post-contrast enhancement suggestive of a neurogenic tumor. Doctors advised surgery, so we did surgery last week. After surger...  Read Full »

Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is the usual plan in such type of cases. Headache is due to a leak of CSF (cerebrospinal fluid), causing low pressure in the head. The leak of CSF is a well-known risk factor associated with any intradural spinal surgery, so the doctor is not at fault. Once ...  Read Full »

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