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Mr. Christopher Louis Marquart

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Mr. Christopher Louis Marquart
  • Muskegon, Michigan
  • MD at West Virginia University
  • Accepting new patients

Feeling very depressed after a traumatic head injury. Should I see a psychiatrist?

Yes, I would recommend seeing a neuropsychiatrist or a neuropsychologist. It is not uncommon to have depression and sadness after a head injury.

When is a person in coma declared dead?

A patient in a coma is not dead. They may be in a chronic vegetative state with no signs of meaningful activity or response, but still have some primitive brain function. Unfortunately, READ MORE
A patient in a coma is not dead. They may be in a chronic vegetative state with no signs of meaningful activity or response, but still have some primitive brain function. Unfortunately, they do not recover and return to what we as families want to see as meaningful interaction and activity. Stopping the artificial means of life support is a difficult decision, but if they haven't shown any improvement in two years, it is unlikely to occur. What would your loved one want should be the best guide to help make a decision.

Can diabetic neuropathy be treated with surgery?

No it cannot be treated with surgery. Medication such as Lyrica or Neurontin are the usual drugs used to alleviate the symptoms.

I have neuropathy in my legs after I suffered a burn injury. What should I do?

You need to be evaluated by a pain clinic. Some medications can relieve neuropathic pain but if they do not it is possible that a spinal cord stimulator may help.

After my tumor surgery I have headache often. Why?s

Oftentimes after any cranial surgery patients will complain of some headache. These are usually self-limited and usually last a few days to a few weeks. They can be worse if the READ MORE
Oftentimes after any cranial surgery patients will complain of some headache. These are usually self-limited and usually last a few days to a few weeks. They can be worse if the muscle to the jaw was detached on the skull and oftentimes are triggered by eating and talking. This usually calms down in a few days to a few weeks. Persistent headaches especially those in the morning that don't go away could be worrisome for further problems I would discuss it with your surgeon if this has been a persistent problem.

Is pituitary adenoma life-threatening?

The pituitary adenoma can be a serious condition if it is secreting hormones that can cause serious medical conditions or can cause serious and life threating conditions if large READ MORE
The pituitary adenoma can be a serious condition if it is secreting hormones that can cause serious medical conditions or can cause serious and life threating conditions if large enough. Most tumors are found while small enough to be safely treated with medication or trans sphenoidal surgery. A good workup of your case would answer the question of how much of a problem the tumor is in your case.

My mother has a blot clot in the right side of her brain. Is surgery the only option to remove it?

Her age is not a prohibitive factor. Surgery in some form may be the best solution but watchful waiting can also be a solution. It depends on why she had the clot, where it is READ MORE
Her age is not a prohibitive factor. Surgery in some form may be the best solution but watchful waiting can also be a solution. It depends on why she had the clot, where it is in the brain and what her over all neurological exam is. Her baseline state of health and function also would be important to consider. Talk with her physicians and they can answer any particular concerns you may have.

Can back pain cause headaches?

It would be unusual to have a headache from back pain alone. Occasionally, when you strain the muscles along your spine and they go into spasm, they can cause the nerves in the READ MORE
It would be unusual to have a headache from back pain alone. Occasionally, when you strain the muscles along your spine and they go into spasm, they can cause the nerves in the back of your neck and scalp to be irritated, causing headache.

Are all tumors cancerous?

No, not all tumors in the brain are cancerous. The treatment is based on what the tumor looks like and the symptoms that he has. He should see a neurosurgeon who can examine him READ MORE
No, not all tumors in the brain are cancerous. The treatment is based on what the tumor looks like and the symptoms that he has. He should see a neurosurgeon who can examine him and look at the films and explain what it might be and the treatment options. They may include surgery, biopsy, or other treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy.

Can lower back pain lead to paralysis?

Back pain is a symptom, not a disease. The cause of the pain needs to be determined, pain alone does not lead to paralysis. If the pain is not responding to treatment, you need READ MORE
Back pain is a symptom, not a disease. The cause of the pain needs to be determined, pain alone does not lead to paralysis. If the pain is not responding to treatment, you need to have imaging done to help explain why the pain is present and if a different treatment may help.

I am having extreme fatigue and dizziness for the last one week. Could it be brain tumor?

The symptoms you describe can be due to many causes, brain tumor is not usually the first one that causes these symptoms. If they persist, see your physician for a checkup.

Can kids suffer from vertigo?

yes they can suffer from vertigo. The causes can be varied and an examination and evaluation is warrented.

Sharp, shooting pain in my right leg

This certainly can be sciatica however other causes would need to be eliminated. Sometimes pathology in the hip or knee can also cause pain to radiate up and down away. Sciatica READ MORE
This certainly can be sciatica however other causes would need to be eliminated. Sometimes pathology in the hip or knee can also cause pain to radiate up and down away. Sciatica generally refers to pain radiating along the course of the sciatic nerve which runs across her back of the hip and buttock down the posterior aspect of the leg to the knee and then it can wraparound front of the leg to the top or bottom of the foot. This is usually caused by irritation of the nerve or of one of the several nerve roots that make up the nerve as it comes out of her spine

Explain spinal fusion?

A spinal fusion means that 2 bones are fused together. This can be done a number of different ways either by approaching from the front of the spine and removing the disc material READ MORE
A spinal fusion means that 2 bones are fused together. This can be done a number of different ways either by approaching from the front of the spine and removing the disc material between the 2 bones and replacing it with a graft of bone or artificial material and oftentimes anchoring this with various types of hardware. This includes plates and screws. Other fusions are done by opening the back of the spine and placing screws and rods or clamps, plates and or wires and cables and roughing up the posterior aspects of the bones to be joint and placing bone grafting material so that the bone will grow together. Often times these are done in combination. The parts of the spine that are fused when they are successfully fused do not move however be parts of the spine above and below the levels that are fused will still move. Most people don't notice significant change in her movement if only 2 bones are fused together however as more bones are fused together loss of movement may be noticed by the patient.

Is surgery necessary for herniated disk?

It would depend on what symptoms are present. Any problem with weakness, numbness, difficulty with walking, or bowel or bladder dysfunction with potentially require surgical treatment READ MORE
It would depend on what symptoms are present. Any problem with weakness, numbness, difficulty with walking, or bowel or bladder dysfunction with potentially require surgical treatment to relieve the pressure on the nerve structures that are causing this. If symptom is primarily pain and there are no neurologic symptoms or deficits then physical therapy, smoking cessation, and analgesia with anti-inflammatory's may be all you need. A pain clinic evaluation with potential selective nerve root injections may also give relief of the pain so that physical therapy may then control the symptoms long-term.

Recovery from craniotomy?

difficulty concentrating after a significant head injury is not an unusual problem. Certainly 2 weeks after craniotomy for a severe head injury is not soon enough to expect every READ MORE
difficulty concentrating after a significant head injury is not an unusual problem. Certainly 2 weeks after craniotomy for a severe head injury is not soon enough to expect every cognitive concentration problem to resolve. You may require some cognitive therapy and reconditioning as part of your recovery. You're treating surgeon we'll be able to determine this when they see you for your postoperative visit. Be certain to inform them about this problem.

Awake during brain surgery?

Yes, some people are awake during brain surgery. The operation is generally done when the tissue to be operated on in the brain is near what we like to call eloquent areas of READ MORE
Yes, some people are awake during brain surgery. The operation is generally done when the tissue to be operated on in the brain is near what we like to call eloquent areas of the brain generally associated with speech and motor functions. This allows the surgeon to avoid causing any postoperative deficits and to allow them to safely perform the removal of the tissue that needs to be removed. The brain itself does not feel pain which is what allows this to take place.