I suffer from severe spinal instability
with my spine partially dislocating in three places hundreds of times each day - even from just lifting my head off the pillow.
Wheeler explores the relationship between pain, spinal instability
, muscle weakness and mobility keeping sufferers locked in a cycle of recurring pain.
This information would be helpful to spine surgeons because it would allow for an appreciation of the window available for sufficiently decompressing a stenotic spinal canal while preserving a reasonable amount of bone in the pars, helping to prevent postoperative spinal instability
Successful laminoplasty was carried out in all 40 cases with no incidence of spinal instability
during the follow-up period.
It is believed they result from either trauma or spinal instability
Treatment of progressive cervical spinal instability
secondary to hydatid disease: a case report.
Also excluded were patients with healed spinal tuberculosis who were operated upon for spinal instability
If a patient has spinal instability
a revision diskectomy isn't going to help that person-another type of surgery may be needed," said Weidenbaum.
Among current indications are scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, congenital deformities, spinal instability
in trauma or by iatrogenic causes (e.
Odontoid dysplasia and ligamentous laxity can commonly cause cervical spinal instability
and potentially spinal cord compression.
Possible risks of the procedure were discussed, including increased risk of infection, spinal instability
and unknown long-term effects with treatment of multiple disc levels.
Patients with spinal instability
often present with radiculopathy and neurologic deficits such as sensory changes and motor weakness.