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If I have Facet Joint Syndrome, would I need to be admitted to the hospital?
Shelley C.
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by Doctor Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD of Atlantic Spine Center
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Facet Joint Syndrome indicates the patients normally have arthritis type of pain of a facet joint. So normally people do not have to be hospitalized. Pain management in an office or at home is commonly needed, but people do not need to go to the hospital for that. Read More
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When will I be able to resume my routine activities after my endoscopic surgery?
Marilyn B.
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by Doctor Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD of Atlantic Spine Center
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Recovery is a matter of days or a few weeks, depending on what surgery is done. Endoscope surgery is a 15-min surgery, maybe a few days of recovery is enough. If endoscope surgery takes a few hours even, we can do endoscopic surgeries with spinal fusions, the recovery is also a long process. It depends. Read More
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I had an X-ray and was diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis. Do I need surgery? Are there any alternatives?
Iron B.
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by Doctor Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD of Atlantic Spine Center
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Spondylolisthesis we also call spine slippage. When the spinal alignment has changed, so the spine can’t stay together perfectly. Very few people actually will need spinal surgery If Spondylolisthesis has complications already or has some instability. Alternatively, again, most people usually don’t need treatment, they need maybe physical therapy, maybe medication treatment, maybe pain management. […] Read More
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How long will the treatment take for a bulging disc?
Jeremiah P.
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by Doctor Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD of Atlantic Spine Center
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Bulging disc is very common. A lot of time it is normal, it’s not a pathologic condition. Normally, a bulging disc has no symptoms, people do not need treatment. Read More
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Is it possible to get some instability in facet joints after a foraminotomy or a laminotomy?
Mark F.
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by Doctor Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD of Atlantic Spine Center
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Yes. I believe so, it depends on how much of the bone was cut, how much was removed from the spine. Because both foraminotomy and laminotomy involve resection of part of a spine. If the resection is beyond the limit, like 50% of normal joints, instability will happen. Read More
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Will spinal cord stimulation completely eliminate my chronic pain?
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by AGE2B
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Typically, people who find the treatment helpful experience effective pain relief. However, spinal cord stimulation does not eliminate the source of the pain, so the amount of pain reduction varies from person to person. It is important that you manage your expectations of spinal cord stimulation. Not everyone responds to neurostimulation the same way, and […] Read More
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Is spinal cord stimulation suitable for me?
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by AGE2B
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Talk to your doctor to determine what kinds of pain treatments would work for you. The choice of treatment depends on the type of pain, how severe it is, and how you respond to the pain treatment. If your doctor thinks you are a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation, you can complete a trial […] Read More
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What is spinal cord stimulation, and how does it work?
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by AGE2B
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Spinal cord stimulation (also known as neurostimulation) provides pain relief by disrupting the pain signals traveling between the spinal cord and the brain. It is a proven safe and effective treatment for chronic pain. One component of spinal cord stimulation is a neurostimulator that: Is a device similar to a pacemaker Is surgically implanted under […] Read More
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If and when a cure for paralysis is found, will people who are newly injured benefit from the cure more than people who are years past injury?
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by AGE2B
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There are many different groups focusing on several aspects of spinal cord injury research. In general, research focuses on developing therapies that protect the spinal cord cells from the injury process (cellular protection), improving rehabilitation and recovery of function by increasing plasticity (connections), promoting repair and regeneration of damaged spinal cord tissue, understanding the causes […] Read More
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How promising are Schwann cells as a cure?
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by AGE2B
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Schwann cells, the cells of the peripheral nerve that produce myelin, play an important role in the repair of the injured peripheral nerve by providing both physical and trophic support. Indeed, it is thought that Schwann cells are a key to the ability of the peripheral nerve to repair to a much greater extent after […] Read More

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