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Dr. Kelly J. Kiehm, MD

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Kelly Kiehm practices Neurological Surgery in Columbus, OH. Neurological Surgeons are trained to treat such disorders as spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, fractures among many others.
20 years Experience
Dr. Kelly J. Kiehm, MD
  • Columbus, OH
  • In Univ Sch of Med, Indianapolis In
  • Accepting new patients

Is surgery necessary for herniated disk?

Surgery is not always necessary for a herniated disk.  First option is usually rest and time. 2nd option consists of physical therapy and/or injections. If you have unbearable READ MORE
Surgery is not always necessary for a herniated disk.  First option is usually rest and time. 2nd option consists of physical therapy and/or injections. If you have unbearable pain or profound weakness, surgery may be necessary.

Explain spinal fusion?

A spinal fusion immobilizes segment(s) of the spine. This can be done with or without screws and/or plates in the neck. It does mean that she can't move that part of her neck, READ MORE
A spinal fusion immobilizes segment(s) of the spine. This can be done with or without screws and/or plates in the neck. It does mean that she can't move that part of her neck, but she still should have adequate range of motion which would allow her to do normal activities of daily living.

Sharp, shooting pain in my right leg

Yes, it may be sciatica/nerve pain.