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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery
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An exact dorsal rhizotomy can be performed on the lumbar

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An exact dorsal rhizotomy can be performed on the lumbar nerves by exposing the Cauda Equina. What centers perform this procedure?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No. I am a retired anesthesiologist with severe spinal stenosis and take Percocet and occasionally Medrol pak for pain flare-ups
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I'm 86 and have had back pain since 14 years of age. Only rest and time and occasional Percocet and Medrol relieve the pain and any activity including standing or walking exacerbate the pain.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have Schuerermann's disease [aseptic necrosis of vertebrae] with osteoarthritis of entire spine.Do you know any neurosurgeons who perform rhizotomies on the caudal equina?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

any other medical issues?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

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