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How are bone spurs pressing on cervical spinal nerves usually treated surgically?

How are bone spurs pressing on cervical spinal nerves usually treated surgically?

Yes: If the spurs are bad enough and are causing weakness, loss of balance, numbness and other neurologic symptoms. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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After ncv a MRI for cervical radicalopathy was ordered. If spinal MRI verifies pinched nerve what is best treatment to pursue.

After ncv a MRI for cervical  radicalopathy was ordered.  If spinal MRI verifies pinched nerve what is best treatment to pursue.

Depends: If your symptoms/signs are severe enough or have been going on for a while and if you are healthy, a neurosurgeon may decide it is advisable to operate sooner. On the other hand, many people with pinched nerves are able to be treated conservatively with oral antiinflammatories and/or steroids (oral or injected). Discuss your options with your doctor and/or consult a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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MRI show spinal stenosis ( cervical) and nerve pinching at C6 can numbness and tingling in arm resolve with tome on its own?

MRI show spinal stenosis ( cervical) and nerve pinching at C6 can numbness and tingling in arm resolve with tome on its own?

C nerve compression: Your symptoms are created by nerve root pressure. Decompression is essential. Spinal cord compression itself can worsen without decompression intervention. Once decompressed, arm symptoms should improve -and resolve. Sooner is better. Long term compression can lead to irreversibility. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Use NSAIDs for pain relief
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Get an Xray or MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist after 6 weeks
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How to deal with the pain after cervical spinal fusion?

How to deal with the pain after cervical spinal fusion?

Depends: This depends on how recent the surgery was and how bad it is and if it got better after initial surgery. If it is recent then you should have been given pain meds by your surgeon or call for extra meds. If greater than 6 months to a year then see your surgeon to be sure you have fused and make sure you haven't developed additional pathology at other levels. Some pain is not abnormal. ...Read more

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If a cervical spinal fusion been determined to fused properly should the neck hardware be removed?

If a cervical spinal fusion been determined to fused properly should the neck hardware be removed?

Patient's option: You do not have to remove the hardware. Doing so is a second operation, that does not need to be done. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Don't try home or OTC remedies. See a doctor.
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Determine cause, if possible, don't just treat symptoms
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Try a range of motion massage
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Consider physical therapy
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Doctors, what are the best cervical spinal therapies?

Doctors, what are the best cervical spinal therapies?

Cervical spine: The best therapies for the cervical spine depend on the problem in your neck. An MRI of the cervical spine and a complete physical examination with a spine specialist will provide you the best treatment options. There are excellent neurosurgeons at Highland Park Hospital in your area. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more

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