chicama wrote: Maybe if you post the specific spinal problem that you need fixed, someone here may have a good referral for you.
The Spinal problem: Spinal cord arteriovenous dural fistula with spinal cord edema. The fistula creates pressure on the spinal cord nerves which damage the the nerves.
Procedure: A MRA of the upper and lower thoracic cord to identify the fistula. Perform a Laminectomy and obliteration of the fistula.
There is another procedure for obliteration of arteriovenous fistula/s, Catheter Embolization. Embolization is a minimally invasive treatment that occludes, or blocks, one or more blood vessels or vascular channels of malformations (abnormalities).
In a catheter embolization procedure, medications or synthetic materials called embolic agents are placed through a catheter into a blood vessel to prevent blood flow to the area.
I hope this info will help.