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8 Cervical Vertebrae
Many pillow promises: I have degenerative changes in my neck. Different things are going to work for different people. Learning to sleep on your back is the best thing to do. I was a stomach sleeper and had to learn back/side sleeping. Then you need o find a pillow that fits your body to keep your neck straight at night. I use a memory foam neck pillow, but your needs will depend on your body. ...Read more
Feels like I have a hump (round flat and in top center of the cervical vertebrae-closer to low part) not whole shoulder just that specific area, why?
Normal: It is pad of fat you could feel it because it locate on the top of last cervical vertebrae spine, it is normal just ignore it ...Read more
Please Help!!! My neck hurts on the back, kinda like where my cervical vertebrae is when I touch it it's uncomfortable, should I be concerned???
Location location: Do you mean besides location, size and amount of motion they have? ...Read more
And the occiput
http://www. Physio-pedia. Com/Cervical_Instability#Clinically_Relevant_Anatomy
This is usually a: Sign of degenerative changes in the spine. She should get it evaluated if she has progressive symptoms of pain &/or is causing weakness, numbness, tingling or pain in the arms or if she is having balance issues. Otherwise, OTC meds can help as can not smoking, sleeping with a flat type pillow & general exercise as well as neck exercises that can be found at Spine Heath or Spine Universe website ...Read more
All of my daughter's vertebrae in thoracic area and possibly some in cervical area protrude out. Also her lower back curves in farther than normal?
See below: This maybe all normal due to body fat and/or physique. To settle the concern, have your pediatrician evaluate your scoliosis concerns. A consultation with a pediatric orthopedic physician may also alleviate any further anxieties about the curvatures you see. X-rays of the spine will capture objective data if necessary re: angles of the spine. ...Read more
No: No cervical vertebra are not responsible for your balance. So look with your doctor for other reason. ...Read more
Is it normal for what appears to be 3 cervical vertebrae bulging through the hypo-pharynx wall? Also could this cause a chronic cough?
I have early spondylotic changes of cervical vertebrae, prescribed 200mg Celebrex (celecoxib) & 150mg Mydocalm is it ok since I'm hypertensive taking Diovan 80mg?
Be careful: Anti-inflammatories all have the ability to raise blood pressure. When combined with a medication like your diovan it can cause kidney problems. Be sure doctor is checking your kidney function with blood work. Normal schedule is baseline level before starting med then, 1 week, 1 mo, 3 mo then every 6 mo after start med If BP rises, talk to doctor. May need to stop celebrex (celecoxib) ...Read more
Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?
It appears that: The slight straightening may either suggest that your body was positioned in such a way that this came about or reflecting some muscle spasm. The block vertebra is a congenital or something you were born with which may also be a sign of other possible congenital issues in your spine or body so see a spine specialist if symptoms persist ...Read more
I have congenital fused cervical vertebrae and occipital neuralgia. Getting dizzy when I turn my head certain ways. (Resting or walking) Typical sx?
Neck pain: Congenial fusion of cervical vertebrae is common and can lead to stress on adjacent segments. One of the most common variants is the Klippel-Feil Syndrome where the second and third vertebral bodies are fused. Occipital neuralgia and dizziness are common symptoms related to this congenital variant. Physical therapy and cortisone injections can relieve the pain. ...Read more
My daughters mri showed “focal central fluid signal intensity in the cervical cord at the c5 vertebral body level”, what does that mean?
Most likely a-: -syrinx (sp). Can be symptomatic. Way 2 much 2 answer here. I recommend that you Google it & read up about them. Both treatment as well as diagnosis. ...Read more
Cspine MRI : 1 :cervical degenerative disease 2 : vague area of marrow hypointensity in the several vertebral bodies of questionable etiology?
Not sure: I am not sure what you are expecting from the above. The diagnosis is listed - cervical degenerative disease. Vague area of marrow hypointensity is a very non-specific finding that I would not worry about provided there are no other findings on the MRI and they don't have a reproduction on the physical exam. ...Read more
How much force is usually required to fracture a cervical vertabrae? Can it be broken from normal activity or usually is it high velocity accidents?
Unlikely: It would be extremely unlikely to fracture a cervical vertebrae with normal activities, even in a patient with osteoporosis. I do have patients who come to my office and are told they have a "fractured vertebrae" on their neck X-ray without any history of trauma, but the vast majority of the time the vertebrae is wedge shaped as a developmental abnormality but not fractured. ...Read more
4 year HX migraine. Feel like a lot of pain during migraine in cervical arteries, especially right side. Why is this? MRA shows small Right vertebral
MRI was read, it said 'There is fusiform prominence of the left vertebral artery deforming the left side of the cervical medullary junction....
Review: When my patient's mri report comes back like that, I carefully review it with the radiologist, neurosurgeon, and a vascular surgeon to get as much information and advice as I can to see if further imaging studies should be done. This is a highly specialized situation that requires expert advice. ...Read more
My cervical mra results are: left vertebral artery demonstrates short segment focal high grade stenosis in mid portion. What does this mean? Surgery?
Possibly surgery.: For a young, asymptomatic female it may be the focal stenosis, (narrowing) is developmental, and no rx is needed. However, if there are neurologic symptoms referralable to brain stem function, this finding may indicate need for surgical or neurointerventional treatment. ...Read more
I am now 2 days late, my cervix is so very high and extremely soft. I had my IUD removed 8/12 all tests - one test +? evap line shown 1hr later perhaps
Gain heathly weight, aprx10-15lbs. I'm 54 & aprx, 95lbs, (range, low 92-96 now) lost after 8 cervical fusion, surgerys, + LOW blood P. wat be norm 4 me?
I had cervical fusion surgury 8 years ago 45 hours ago I have had 3 places come up on the back of my neck could this be hardware could this be the hardware used in my surgury coming loose- its very painful and it is now buring
Emergency room: Based on what you wrote, it sounds like you need an urgent evaluation of your neck. I would call your physician asap or consider going to the emergency room. You could have a very dangerous problem. ...Read more
Cervical fluid: Produced in the cervix, it is a lubricant that helps sperms move thru to the uterus. ...Read more
Cervical Dystonia?: Cervical Dystonia causes neck pain and/or neck deviation due to involuntary contraction of muscles. The Brain tells the muscle the amount of muscle tone to provide (contract or relax).We don't know how but the message gets changed by the time it gets to the muscle and the wrong action occurs. It is a problem of Sensory Motor Integration between the brain and muscle. We don't know the cause. ...Read more
On the Cervix: Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that is supposed to line the inside of the uterus starts growing outside the uterus. It has been found on the ovaries and tubes, the appendix and even in the lungs. Cervical endometriosis is where it is found growing on the cervix. Best wishes! ...Read more
Short cervix: The most common cause is pregnancy. It does not cause a problem otherwise. If your cervix is too thin too soon in pregnancy, you are at risk for preterm labor and will need evaluation and treatment. We usually do not know that a cervix will become too thin until it happens during pregnancy or if it happened during a previous pregnancy. ...Read more
Cure for spondylosis: Cure per se is not possible once you have it. You can halt it and manage the pain. A pain specialist can help with procedures that can relieve pain. If too severe, you may even need surgery in the future. Avoid looking down for prolonged periods, aviod jerky movements. Avoid watching TV while lying down, reading while seated etc. Regular exercises will help relieve the muscular spasms that usually ...Read more
Complicated: In general cerclage is indicated when a woman has a clear history of incompetent cervix and previable second trimester delivery. Its complicated though, and somewhat controversial among experts. One should consult with an OB or mfm about the issue if one thinks a cerclage might be needed. ...Read more
Long term: Complications include pain and degenerative changes above and below the fused vertebrae. You can also develop scarring issues in the area. Avoid having this surgery unless there is instability or you have had absolutely refractory pain and cannot be functional anymore with the pain. ...Read more
Unable to say..: I'm not sure what you mean by "in cervical, " so it's difficult to say. In general, for a healthy person, planks and situps are good for strengthening the abdominal muscles. If you have a cervical spine problem or are wearing a cervical collar or other cervical support due to an injury, situps would not be recommended because they tend to be taxing on the neck and could exacerbate the injury. ...Read more
Retroverted uterus: Having a retroverted uterus does not cause an injury to the body. It might cause some pain during sexual relations depending on position etc. Retroverted uterus can be caused by normal pelvic variation, adehesions, endometriosis, multiple surgeries, fibroid uterus etc. ...Read more