Neurology

Ask a Neurologist. Get Answers to Your Neurology Questions.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Neurology

My great aunt just had a car accident in LA. She is 88, but

Customer Question
has been following health best...
My great aunt just had a car accident in LA. She is 88, but has been following health best practices before anyone else started in California. She has the health of a good 65 year old person. The car accident was not her fault. She has never had a wreck. All that to say: She has a cervical fracture in C2 with fragments. The doctors are waiting for surgery because she has been taking an asprin a day for years. They want to get that out of her system but will be doing surgery in 4 or 5 days. We live in Tennessee and my wife and her sister are trying to figure out recovery time for that type of surgery. Could you give us some idea as well as options and or questions to ask her doctors.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Neurology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Neurology Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She lives alone in Southern California, but she has a close friend with her now at the hospital.
1. Is this a very dangerous type operation?
She is at UCI Trauma Center right now and it is suppose to be pretty good. The hospital she was at sent her there. My wife is trying to determine whether to fly out before the operation or save that time for post-operative support. My wife's sister is a teacher and only has next week to support my aunt, so that would put both of them out there next week. The surgery is scheduled for 072616 or 072717.2. Help us understand what recovery will be like.
Besides the friend from San Diego, her family support lives in Tennessee and Florida. We are trying to determine how we are going to cover supporting her. Would in-patient rehabilitation be more appropriate or home-health recovery? If home-health is more appropriate, given that she comes through the surgery successfully without anything abnormal, what will the recovery be like.
Answered in 2 hours by:
7/23/2016
Neurologist: drn.iqtidar, Doctor replied 1 year ago
drn.iqtidar
drn.iqtidar, Doctor
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 246
Experience: I am a doctor who can answer your medical related questions and address concerns regarding your health.
Verified

Hi, I am Dr.Iqtidar one of the experts on justanswer.com and will try my best to answer your question. Sorry to hear about your aunt's injury and that she couldn't make recovery through a trial of painkillers alone. The recovery time depends on type of surgery but assuming this procedure is Fusion and spinal instrumentation, which is most commonly done in whiplash injuries, the initial recovery time is fairly quick which is around 24 hours which means the patient is mobile after 24 hours but the pain can take several weeks to subside which is dealt with by prescribing painkillers. Pain usually occurs on movement but should go away with time. Complications are rare and some can be preventable. Regarding questions to ask the surgeon, main questions should be what's involved, complications of surgery, type of anesthetic, any risk of DVT or clots, pain management options, mobility aids and how quick they feel she can go home. When she can drive again and if in a relationship when she can resume sex. Home recovery would be suited for her provided there are no problems, so that should be discussed.

I hope you are satisfied with my answer. If you are please leave me a positive rating.

Ask Your Own Neurology Question
Ask Dr. Mark Your Own Question
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 1,986
1,986 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery

Dr. Mark is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Neurologist (MD)

1,986 satisfied customers

Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery

Jack Scariano Jr

Jack Scariano Jr

Neurologist (MD)

1,056 satisfied customers

Board Certified Neurology 1982 30 years experince. Also expert in Pain Medicine

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Neurologist (MD)

3,731 satisfied customers

Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience

healthydoc

healthydoc

Board Certified Physician

1,851 satisfied customers

Board Certified U.S. Neurologist

Dr. F

Dr. F

Board Certified MD

266 satisfied customers

Neurosurgeon with more than 20 years experience in practice and teaching.

Phytube.com

Phytube.com

Neurologist (MD)

86 satisfied customers

Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine with Special Research In Pain Medicine/Medications

Stroke Doc

Stroke Doc

Board Certified Physician

51 satisfied customers

I am board-certified in Neurology and the subspecialty Vascular Neurology.

< Previous | Next >

Related Neurology Questions
For the past few weeks now (maybe close to a month) have had
For the past few weeks now (maybe close to a month) have had a clear watery salty fluid drip from right nostril. Blowing out clear mucus from both nostrils, sneezing, postnatal drip, sometimes itchy t… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,722 satisfied customers
I awake frequently with severe leg cramps. I have poor
I awake frequently with severe leg cramps JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling? Customer: I have poor valves in legs JA: Anything else in your medical his… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,941 satisfied customers
I have inflammation in my hands, wrist and feet. I also have
I have inflammation in my hands, wrist and feet. I also have nerve pain in my toes. I'm trying to figure out what is going on. … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,294 satisfied customers
Can neurontin be used for headaches? Daily with nausea. Bump
can neurontin be used for headaches? JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea? Customer: daily with nausea JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should kno… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,941 satisfied customers
Last Aug 12 I fell down a flight of steps. Was in the
Last Aug 12 I fell down a flight of steps. Was in the hospital for over 2 weeks. … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,678 satisfied customers
I have recently started to have a lot of pain throughout
I have recently started to have a lot of pain throughout both legs. It is so bad after laying down or sitting, that I can hardly walk the first few minutes Also, a lot of swelling in my right knee, so… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,294 satisfied customers
I was reading the article "When I am walking I feel like I
I was reading the article "When I am walking I feel like I am on a trampoline" … read more
Neuro Doctor
Neuro Doctor
Full Time Neurologist
Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified
2,534 satisfied customers
I have been diagnosed with dystonia...grandmother had
I have been diagnosed with dystonia...grandmother had Parkinson's. How do I know if I have dystonia or Parkinson's … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
3,731 satisfied customers
I was diagnosed with atypical odontalgia in the gum area of
I was diagnosed with atypical odontalgia in the gum area of my lateral incisor. Ive had a root canal, apicoectomy, and retreatment of the tooth. Am on lots of Noritryptiline and Gralise, and cant eat … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,095 satisfied customers
I am 39 female with severe lower left side it takes my
I am 39 female with severe lower left side it takes my breath away. I have had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,722 satisfied customers
What is the best medical or physical treatment for Deep Vein
What is the best medical or physical treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis in the calfs and thighs? It seems to run in my family (mother and older sister)? Deep tissue massage in these areas are very pai… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,941 satisfied customers
My wife has ADDHD. She also has Restless Leg Syndrome. Her
My wife has ADDHD. She also has Restless Leg Syndrome. Her doctor had put her on a new medication for the ADDHD when the other wasn't working. This med helped but it caused the RLS to get even worse. … read more
Dr. Kaushik
Dr. Kaushik
PSYCHIATRIST ( MD Psychiatry)
Doctoral Degree
204 satisfied customers
I just received my results from my brain mri for epilepsy.
Hi I just received my results from my brain mri for epilepsy. The report says, there is a persistent, subtle asymmetric thickening and flair signal intensity involving the left mesial temporal lobe. T… read more
Neuro Doctor
Neuro Doctor
Full Time Neurologist
Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified
2,534 satisfied customers
I have a small vascular malformation and I want to know what
I have a small vascular malformation and I want to know what that means … read more
Neuro Doctor
Neuro Doctor
Full Time Neurologist
Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified
2,534 satisfied customers
I have been experiencing pain on left side of body for a
I have been experiencing pain on left side of body for a couple years now. Cat scan blood work colonoscopy chiropractor all done. Shows no results. My left hip is also bigger than right one. Also my j… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Neurologist (MD)
Doctoral Degree
3,731 satisfied customers
My 2 yo headbutted me in the face today resulting in me to
My 2 yo headbutted me in the face today resulting in me to flicking/throwing my own head backwards to try and avoid him hitting me in the nose. A few minutes later I felt a sharp pain in the back of m… read more
Neuro Doctor
Neuro Doctor
Full Time Neurologist
Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified
2,534 satisfied customers
My husband has weak wobbly legs he is very unsteady when
My husband has weak wobbly legs he is very unsteady when standing and walking he is 75 years of age. This has been going on for a couple of weeks. He has a appointment with the doctor Monday morning i… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Neurologist (MD)
1,986 satisfied customers
My condition is spinal stenocis, severe back pain, been
my condition is spinal stenocis, severe back pain, been using a shot every 3 months, tried just about everything in Grand Rapids, Mich. who would you suggest at the Mayo to see … read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Neurologist (MD)
1,986 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x