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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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I have imbalance and lightheadedness issues. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

When will the headache due to CSF leakage subside?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife went to a routine check MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 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 surge...  Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 (Cerebrospinal Fluid) is a well-known risk factor associated with any intradural spinal surgery, so the doctor is not...  Read Full »

I am suffering from rapidly progressing pain for the last 2 to 3 months with scoliosis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Magnetic resonance imaging indicates degenerated discs between lumbar 4 and 5. I have pain that has been progressing rapidly over the last 2 to 3 months. In addition, I have scoliosis, where almost the entire curve starts in the same segment. That is, lumbar 4 is tilted may be 10 to 15...  Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the whole clinical findings, I think there are only two options. The first and preferable option would be to do only discectomy with facet blocks, and the other is long segment fixation due to scoliosis. Short segment fixation may be more detrimental and ma...  Read Full »

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