• Radiculopathy
  • I have had a previous ACDF C5-6,7 in 2005 (osteophyte penetration of sac with loss of CSF, severe radiculopathy left side of neck down to left hand) and a foramenotomy C7-T1 in 2008 (gradual complete numbness of right ring and little finger). (healthboards.com)
  • When the space between two adjacent vertebrae narrows, compression of a nerve root emerging from the spinal cord may result in radiculopathy (sensory and motor disturbances, such as severe pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, back, or leg, accompanied by muscle weakness). (wikipedia.org)
  • cervical
  • Intraspinal exploration with cervical laminectomy is not justified because intraspinal avulsion is always due to rootlet avulsion. (mendeley.com)
  • Surgical indications for cervical spondylosis with myelopathy (CSM) remain somewhat controversial, but "most clinicians recommend operative therapy over conservative therapy for moderate-to-severe myelopathy" (Baron, M.E.). Physical therapy may be effective for restoring range of motion, flexibility and core strengthening. (wikipedia.org)
  • nerve
  • In cases with associated vascular damage, the vessels should be repaired at the same time as the nerve grafts unless there is severe ischemia. (mendeley.com)
  • Such severe spinal stenosis symptoms are virtually absent in lumbar stenosis, however, as the spinal cord terminates at the top end of the adult lumbar spine, with only nerve roots (cauda equina) continuing further down. (wikipedia.org)
  • The majority of babies with open spina bifida have a variety of medical problems including nerve damage and problems with motor function, this may include some amount of paralysis of the lower part of their body (this ranges from very mild to quite severe), loss of control of their bowels and bladder, and abnormalities of the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • vertebrae
  • Open cordotomy, which requires a laminectomy (removal of part of one or more vertebrae), takes placer under general anaesthetic and has a longer recovery time and a higher risk of side-effects including permanent weakness. (wikipedia.org)
  • mild
  • The specific sensory nerves inducing spasticity are identified using electromyographic (EMG) stimulation and graded on a scale of 1 (mild) to 4 (severe spasticity). (wikipedia.org)
  • defect
  • The MOMS Trial was a clinical trial that studied treatment of a birth defect called myelomeningocele, which is the most severe form of spina bifida. (wikipedia.org)
  • The MMC-like defect was surgically created at 75 days of gestation (term 145 to 150 days) by a lumbo-sacral laminectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • lower back
  • Fell directly on tailbone and felt like 50 lb weight at lower back with feelings of severe tingling, burning, electricity etc in feet. (spineuniverse.com)
  • In 1993, Willis suffered a severe break in his lower back from the injury seven years earlier. (wikipedia.org)
  • less
  • The department provides 41 beds for critical injuries and illnesses, as well as six beds for less severe illnesses and injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • component
  • If a severe radicular component is present, a short course of oral steroids such as Prednisone or Methylprednisolone can be considered. (wikipedia.org)
  • patient
  • The patient sued her physician, claiming that the physician was negligent in not warning her of the risks of radiation therapy, which resulted in severe injury. (modernmedicine.com)