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Taunton, MA
A 42-year-old female asked:

Severe neck&upper spine pain.mri results show crystal calcium deposits at c1 c2 i was rushed to get ct scan without contrast. what is going on?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
More information: Sounds like muscle spasm. Does pain go into arms? Why did doctor rush you to get ct?
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 41 years experience
Calcific tendonitis of the longus coli muscles is possible and the CT would show the characteristic distribution of the calcium. The condition is secondary to hydroxyapatite crystal deposition and steroids treat it.
Jun 27, 2013
Last updated Sep 8, 2018


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