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Would a surgeon recommend Moderate-Severe Cervical Spine Stenosis @(c5-7) and kyphosis (c6) that is not symptomatic or slightly symptomatic?

Would a surgeon recommend Moderate-Severe Cervical Spine Stenosis @(c5-7) and kyphosis (c6) that is not symptomatic or slightly symptomatic?

Need second opinion: Not sure what you mean? Is he recommending surgery for this with no symptoms? Maybe he sees something of danger that could happen like an aneurysm ready to blow,[not there just example] so if so get another neurosurgeons opinion before going forth. Never smoke, that kills you and ability to heal ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

When viewing the human spine from the side, there are usually three natural curvatures. The neck and low back have a curvature with the con cavity backward, this is known as lordosis; and the mid back has a curve with the concavity anteriorly, this is known as s kyphosis. When an elderly lady has an increase "hump" in this curvature in the mid back we call ...Read more


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Have cervical kyphosis and chronic neck pain.can that affect your back and cause back pajn as well.mild cervical stenisis and Degen disc in neck.

Have cervical kyphosis and chronic neck pain.can that affect your back and cause back pajn as well.mild cervical stenisis and Degen disc in neck.

NO question: This can cause the symptoms you ask about. You need to see your doctor for more advice in this regard. Make sure it is only mild and does not need surgery. Many times surgery can be avoided.
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Have 4 bulging disc in the neck and kyphosis. Upper back, neck and shoulder pain, had it for 6 months, could this be a cervical strain or?

Have 4 bulging disc in the neck and kyphosis. Upper back, neck and shoulder pain, had it for 6 months, could this be a cervical strain or?

Neck, back, shoulder: It would be difficult to say without an exam. A cervical strain tends to dissipate over time and resolve within a few weeks. It usually does not last for months. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic take away upper back shoulder and neck pain from 4 bulg cervical disc c3-c7 and cervical kyphosis also? Is this even causing my pain?

Can chiropractic take away upper back shoulder and neck pain from 4 bulg cervical disc c3-c7 and cervical kyphosis also? Is this even causing my pain?

Worth a shot: The first question is where are you getting all of this information? Have you had a mri? It would be very uncommon to have a cervical kyphosis. Chiro treatments can be very effective, but just be weary of the hard sell. I would not recommend more than 6 treatments if you are not seeing any benefits. Bulging discs do not necessarily cause pain. You are young and should get better! See pcp. ...Read more

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Can cervical disc disease, cervical stenosis and kyphosis of neck cause widespread muscle twitches, prickling sensations all over, numbness?

Usually not: Neck disease will cause symptoms below tthe area of stenosis if face is involved then these symptoms are not due to this condition ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause numbness in food? Have odd numb patch in one foot.had normal neck and brain mri. Have neck kyphosis with cervical stenosis

Yes it can: Spinal stenosis if bad enough can cause numbness but also foot drop. And location is important. It is best to have this investigated early so these symptoms can be reversed. The longer nerve compression symptoms persist the less likely they reverse ...Read more

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Painful cervical spine?

Ubiquitous: Degenerative neck and back pain is akin to wrinkles in the skin. Age happens, and the alternative (bring aging to a grinding halt with death) is not appealing. Accept some aches and pain, use nsaid's/tylenol to control, salonpas hot patches, strengthen the core, consider mckenzie pt (doc's rx needed). If persistent, further evaluation. Should not be life altering under most circumstances. ...Read more

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Why would my cervical spine hurt so much?

Why would my cervical spine hurt so much?

Whiplash; weightlift: A mva causing a jolt for behind can cause it. Heavyweight lifting can lead to cervical strain or can cause herniated disc. If you have tingling or numbness in arms, you need to consult md right away. ...Read more

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What exactly is cervical spine cancer?

What exactly is cervical spine cancer?

See below.: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. This can occur in the cervical spine (neck). There are many types of cancer which can originate in the spine. However, most commonly, the abnormal cells originate outside the spine and then travel via blood vessels to other areas of the body including the spine. This is called metastasis. ...Read more

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Can I run after cervical spine fusion?

Can I run after cervical spine fusion?

Yes you can: When you can start running will be when your surgeon clears you to start. Typically, about 6 weeks is all it takes to get back to your usual activities. But this can be longer if you have a multilevel fusion. Ask your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cervical spine stenosis?

What sort of disease is cervical spine stenosis?

Narrowing: Stenosis is a condition where the tube inside the spine, the canal, is narrowed and potentially pinching on the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves. It can cause pain, weakness or numbness. It can be a problem from birth (congenital) or due to aging, injury or disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for cervical spine stenosis?

Nerve pain: Stenosis refers to crowding and/or impingement of the nerves or spinal cord — therefore the most common symptoms would be nerve type symptoms in the arms, such as numbness, tingling, weakness, pain. Having said that, it's very uncommon for an 18-year old to have cervical stenosis. ...Read more

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Can a cervical spine collapse rapidly in a 90-year-old?

Can a cervical spine collapse rapidly in a 90-year-old?

Possible: Depends upon many underlying conditions apart from age -alone. Osteoporosis a major factor. Trauma, bit d deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis among other cau, ses. ...Read more

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How fast can the cervical spine collapse if osteoporosis?

Not fast: Although the spine can suffer vertebral fractures from osteoporosis, cervical spine fragility fractures are very uncommon. You are more likely to suffer fractures of the lower thoracic or upper lumber spine. ...Read more

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Where is the trigeminal tract in the upper cervical spine?

There are two of the: There is the dorsal or back trigeminothalamiic tract that carries nerve fibers that help transmit touch and pressure sensations and a ventral or front one with varying interconnections and crossover from right to left and vice versa high in the cervical cord region if this is what you are asking. ...Read more

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Anterior discectomy & fusion of cervical spine, what to do?

Anterior discectomy & fusion of cervical spine, what to do?

Common procedure: An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis and occasional to treat instability from trauma. A fusion will eliminate the motion at the involved joint segments. Most patients do well. For very good information and videos, check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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How serious is cervical spine stenosis and how is it treated?

How serious is cervical spine stenosis and how is it treated?

Varies from not at : This varies from not at all to very serious. Treatment ranges from none to use of medication, exercise and sometimes epidural steroid injections to surgery. The only serious condition is when the stenosis leads to compression of the spinal cord leading to a condition known as a myleopathy. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get cervical spine stenosis, or is it unusual?

Both : There is a genetic component to cervical stenosis but most often it is the result of repetitive injury and arthritic/degenerative changes as we get older. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical spine stenosis?

What is the definition or description of: cervical spine stenosis?

Cervical stenosis: This is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the cervical spine (your neck). This can have serious nervous sytems effects at or below the area that is narrowed. ...Read more

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What is "segmental and somatic dysfunction of the cervical spine"?

Jargon: This is jargon that osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapist use to describe regions of the spine which may not be anatomically perfect. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could u please explain my MRI of cervical spine report?

Sorry we cannot be: Of more help, but without more information and without the reading we cannot provide much help with this question. There are so many things that could be on the report that we could not just take shots in the dark. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical spine immobilization?

What is the definition or description of: cervical spine immobilization?

No movements of the : Cervical spine. Complete spinal immobilization includes the immobilization of the patient using a long board with straps, stiff cervical collar, and head immobilization device (head blocks or towel rolls) secured to the board and the patient's head. Complete spinal immobilization may be applied to the supine patient, the standing patient or to the seated patient. ...Read more

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What are the causes of reactive end plate changes in the cervical spine?

Aging/activity: As we get older we develop some degree of osteoarthritis in many of our joints. The speed of these changes depends on the wear and tear/trauma or how much activity we have and are enduring. Reactive endplate changes may be considered some of the earliest changes in osteoarthritis we can get. In my opinion theses are common in people in their 40s and do not mean severe disease is going to occur. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with cervical spine stenosis. What does this mean?

Yes: Cervical spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck usually caused by overgrowth of bone (arthritis). ...Read more

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What effect does a fusion procedure have on the rest of the cervical spine?

What effect does a fusion procedure have on the rest of the cervical spine?

It changes things: Taking away movement at one level (or more) shifts the burden to the neighboring levels (disks and joints). Depending on your genes, they may have been prone to degeneration anyway, but the increased stress might speed this process. It may or may not cause you problems. Degeneration can be painless. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...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