Not too long ago I was asked by a patient if the hair loss they noticed could be related to their the significant spinal fusion surgery they recently had. The short answer is yes: The stress of recovering from surgery can cause our bodies shunt nutrients to our heart, lungs, muscles and other vital organs. As a result, hair may be weakened. See the details in this article by an Orange County plastic surgeon: https://drnichter.com/hair-loss-after-surgery-explained/
Are you looking to treat your sciatica flare-ups from home? Click the article below by SpineUniverse to learn how you can curb your sciatica pain while staying in the comfort of your own home! If your pain persists or is too much to handle, don’t hesitate to visit Apex Spine and Neurosurgery.
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Diagnosis: Stenosis, spondylolisthesis
Path to treatment: Medications, physical therapy
Procedure overview: ALIF L5-S1
Life now: “Recovery was a pain in the back,” Lee said laughingly. He had to wear a brace for a while, and sitting was definitely uncomfortable at first. Staying cognizant of the possibility of chemical dependence, Lee only took strong pain medications for the first five days. After that he managed with ibuprofen and rest. These days, Lee is happily back to golfing and working out every day, and has earned the nickname “bionic man” from his family. Lee summed up his journey simply, “the pain before was life altering for me, but now I have zero issues.”
Diagnosis: Degenerative disc disease (DDD), scoliosis
Path to treatment: Physical therapy, medications, chiropractic care, injections, nerve ablation
Procedure overview: XLIF, PSF L3-L5
Life now: “When I woke up from surgery, I could tell he had fixed my back! That aggravating pain I’d had for years was gone,” Cyndi exclaimed. She was walking within hours of her surgery, and was climbing steps the next day, but that first week was still categorized as “rough.” Barely two months post-op, Cyndi and her husband, Bill, celebrated their wedding anniversary with a trip to the beach. They went sailing, had a grand time, and Cyndi reports that she had no pain at all. She even proudly sported her bikini, unashamed of her new scars. These days, Cyndi is back to being unstoppable. She has made some lifestyle modifications – like no jet-skiing – but is back to walking her dogs, taking camping trips, and best of all, feeling normal.
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APEX Spine and Neurosurgery is an endeavor to provide efficient, caring, and state of the art neurosurgery to the citizens of the Greater Atlanta area. Large corporate cultures are devaluating the patient doctor relationship, and many physicians are to afraid to resist the current trends in medicine. Physicians and patients are simply not plug and play. Learn about our culture: www.apexspineandneuro.com