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  • Patient1981
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    Thank you my good Dr. for your prompt response. :) I still have two more questions for you.

    1. Based on my clinical status post-op that I have described in my previous posts (unsteady gait, hyperreflexia etc etc. that are still present) is there by any chance to have an improved clinical outcome after the laminectomy?

    2. What will be the impact in the near future or long term if I decide to avoid the surgery and carry on with conservative treatment?

    Thanking you in advance.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I would suspect that at least some improvement should be noted with a laminectomy. Since you now understand that cord injury doesn’t easily recover, I think putting the surgery off is not a good idea.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    Patient1981
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    Since 6 months have passed and I’ve seen no significant improvement in my symptoms (I would say 30/40% max) Shall I accept that my damage is permanent and save whatever can be saved from now on?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    With further decompression, further recovery is possible. The canal is still tight so that further loss is also possible with the present compression.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    Patient1981
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    I would like to thank you so much for your input and god bless you. My surgery is on the 14th of March. I ll keep you posted for my progress.

    Patient1981
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    Hi Dr. Corenman. Hope my message finds you well and healthy. What I would like to ask you… and based on the mri image I sent you recently on [email protected], what are the expected symptoms of the significant stenosis on c4 – c5 and residual stenosis on c6?

    Thanking you in advance.

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