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This is a list of our hospitals and clinics in and around the Ennis Texas area to help you find the nearest location in Ennis near you.
Dr. Kevin Williams, M.D.

10 Medical Pkwy Plaza III, Suite 209, Dallas, TX, USA, 75234

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Dr. Williams is an orthopedic surgeon with over 12 years of private practice experience. He graduated from Columbia University and did his residency at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, NY. Dr. William ...

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Decompression Surgery

The Type of Surgery is Decompression Spinal pain and discomfort can start from a number of reasons. Injuries are one of the most common. Spinal pain can be a big disruption to your life. Many times, spinal pain is treated by spinal decompression surgery. To know if spinal decompression surgery is the best treatment option for you, you will need to visit a spinal specialist. Aging and injury may cause the fibrous part of the vertebral disc to become weak. This can then cause the inner portion of the disc to push outwardly, stretching the outer rim of the disc. When this happens, the inner part of the disc can protrude and push on nerves and other areas. This can cause an array of symptoms. When might someone qualify for Decompression surgery? When your quality of life becomes altered to where normal, everyday activities are hard or impossible to do, due to back pain, you may qualify for Decompression surgery. Some of the symptoms you may experience are: • Tingling • Pain and discomfort • Numbness in the extremities • Weakness in the extremities What Is Spinal Decompression surgery? Decompression surgery is a procedure typically used for bulging and ruptured discs. It is a surgical procedure performed to relieve the pressure on the spine and help eliminate pain and discomfort, so you can get back to living comfortably. What Is Entailed In Decompression Surgery? The use of general anesthesia – You are put to sleep under general anesthesia so that you don’t feel anything, or are aware of anything. When you wake up, your surgery is complete and your spine has been repaired and stabilized. The procedure – During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision around the area of the spine that is affected. Depending on which decompression procedure you are having done, your surgeon will make an incision along the spine to expose the affected area. For lesser invasive procedures; such as with the Lumbar Microdisectomy, the root of the nerve is pulled to prevent further nerve disruption. In a Laminectomy; the lamina, or the bone in the vertebra, is removed to relieve pressure on the nerves. Sometimes a fusion is also needed to increase stability of the spine. If your doctor has decided you should have spinal decompression surgery, do you know how to prepare for the Decompression surgery? You will need to stop smoking. You will also need to stop taking certain medications prior to surgery. You will need a driver to drive you home after your hospital release, and be sure to get enough time off of work for healing. Pain following Decompression surgery is to be expected. You may only need a low-dose of pain medicine for a short time. For more in-depth procedures requiring more extensive work, you may need a stronger pain medication for a while longer. Rehabilitation after Decompression surgery is sometimes needed to get you moving toward living pain-free. Your surgeon may order rehabilitation after surgery. Exercise after Decompression surgery will also be important. Stretches are good to start: flexion, extension stretches, or neutral stretches. Perform stretches in one of these positions when you are in early recovery, leg stretches for the middle of recovery, but save extensive exercising until you have completely healed. Scar tissue following Decompression surgery is a possibility and expected. Because scar tissue has no nerve endings, it typically does not cause any pain. Despite the involved process of Decompression surgery, there are many benefits of Decompression surgery. After surgery and healing, most people go on to live a pain-free, active life again. They lose many to all of their prior symptoms and are again, able to be mobile without discomfort.


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