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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
5th cervical vertebr: C5 refers to the fifth vertebra in the neck. The first vertebra is at the base of the skull, so the fifth is in the middle of the neck. Injuries to th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Avoid heavy lifting: What exercises one performs with a disherniated disc depends on the current symptoms and signs caused by the disc problem. Generally speaking, i limit ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A defect in vertebra: This refers to a defect in the bone that connects the upper and lower facet joint of a vertebra. It is thought that most these arise as stress fractu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
C5 pars defect: Are you sure it is c5? L5 (lower back) is much more common... Just checking. If it is indeed c5, there is neck pain and possible instability that may ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Knierim
Specializes in Neurosurgery
C5-C6 disk prolapse: Prolapse at c5-c6 describes a protuberant or herniated nucleus pulposis of a disk. If it causes significant narrowing of the spinal canal it can cause ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience in Radiology
Probably Degen Disc: Loss of disc t2w signal indicates drying out, loss of some water content, commonly seen with intervertebral disc degenerative changes.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Depends: You might have neck pain or maybe not. Might be a normal finding of a disk bulge that comes and goes. Do you have radiation of pain to either arm or ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Called spondylolysis: Spondylo means spine and lysis means crack. These can be congenital variety which is genetic in origin occuring in 6%-8% of us population or after tr ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
No restrictions: unless your doctor feels you need to have a lifting restriction. C5 bulging can mean a lot of different things. If you have weakness of your biceps, d ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Worsened Scar: Ultraviolet light can cause your scar to appear more red than it would have, then if you had protected it. You should protect it from the sun and UV e ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Osteophytes are bony growths at joint margins probably secondary to exaggerated repairative mechanisms. They are not dangerous by themselves and they ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional suppl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it might be! see: A spinal surgeon to be properly evaluated, investigated and plan of care started. Good luck.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Alex Thomas
16 years experience in Neurosurgery
Probably not: The retrolisthesis at c5/6 is a common finding in degenerative disc disease and probably wasn't caused by your injury.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Nerve Damage: You have damage to some of the nerves from your neck that go down to your hand and arm on the right side. It can be from injury or other degenerative ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Yes: It means that the cervical spine has normal curvature.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Bun/cr are affected by a variety of factors - volume status, medications, etc but effects are not generally long lasting or even cumulative. If surge ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience in Cardiology
Anemic: If ones hemoglobin is 6.8, that represents marked anemia. It merits an evaluation prior to surgery. The PTT is at upper normal range.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Need reevaluation.
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