Cervical Spine Dislocation?
Tonight doctor, I was advised to do spinal orthopedic surgery from an orthopedic doctor … because to look to the left feels stiff, and also pain in the back neck. I ask whether later after surgery I can turn to the left again and recover completely … is there actually a limitation after surgery … should I do surgery? Explanation please
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition that you are experiencing, can actually happen due to various things, it could be because there is a muscle injury, it could be because there are cracks in the bones, broken bones, pinched nerves or other forms of nerve disorders. Unfortunately, due to the limited information that we have about you, we cannot confirm which of these possibilities you are experiencing.
In fact, each of these possibilities has their respective handling. For those caused by muscle injuries, for example, it is enough to simply compress it warmly and take temporary medication for a pinched nerve that is already severe, surgery may be needed.
So we really can't correct what your doctor decides whether it's right or wrong, because we don't examine you directly. We don't even know your age and gender. Therefore, we suggest, if you are unsure about the choice of treatment, you should seek a second opinion by consulting another orthopedic doctor. What's important is that there is an examination. Because treatment can not be determined without prior inspection.
Then, if it turns out that the answer from the second doctor is the same, that you have to get surgery, then that's just the way it is. As for whether to turn left again, it is most likely to be, because for this reason the operation was carried out from the beginning. If your doctor assesses that there will be no significant changes to your condition before and after surgery, he will not offer you this treatment option, because surgery clearly has risks. Therefore, if the final decision is surgery later, obey your doctor's advice, and if there is something you want to ask, don't hesitate to ask because it's the patient's right. So, hopefully answering your question.