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Doctor insights on: Abnormalities Of Neck Vertebrae

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Would there be symptoms if vertebrae in neck collapsed?

Would there be symptoms if vertebrae in neck collapsed?

Not necessarily!: Minor compressions could be without any symptoms or only minor stiff neck symptoms. If there are any reasons to be concerned about your bone density such as strong family history, history of wrist hip or compression fractures, smoking history, or history of breast feeding then you could need a bone density test. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fusion of neck vertebrae?

What is the definition or description of: Fusion of neck vertebrae?

See below.: In an anterior fusion of the cervical spine, the disc is removed and replaced with a spacer of one type or another that does not allow motion to occur. A plate may be added to further strengthen the area. Over the course of a 6-12 weeks period, bone grows from one vertebrae, through the spacer, to the other vertebrae; permanently restricting motion at that level. ...Read more

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What happens if the cartilage is missing from the neck vertebrae?

What happens if the cartilage is missing from the neck vertebrae?

Depends: It depends in part in what you mean. Some people have a congenital fusion of two cervical vertebrae, which usually does not cause symptoms. Others may have a loss in cartilage secondary to degeneration and can have neck and arm pain and headaches. ...Read more

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Can you replace a dissing your back and replace a vertebrae in your neck if you have osteoporosis ?

Can you replace a dissing your back and replace a vertebrae in your neck if you have osteoporosis
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Yes and no: Yes, you can replace a disc in your neck and a vertebrae in your back is the simple answer to your question. That being said, those are surgical procedures that are not traditionally done for osteoporosis. I would encourage you to be seen by a reputable spine surgeon who can discuss the operative and nonoperative options in your case. ...Read more

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Stiff neck unable to turn head ! vertebrae problems?

Stiff neck unable to turn head ! vertebrae problems?

Head turning: It may be a vertebral problem but it may be a muscular problem. You may have torticollis or a wry neck. If you do it will respond to heat or ice treatment and analgesics or muscle relaxants. If no response see your doctor for further evaluation and xrays of your cervical vertebrae. ...Read more

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Can you please explain what is an abscess on your neck? By the cervical Vertebrae.?

Can you please explain what is an abscess on your neck? By the cervical Vertebrae.?

An abcess is: a collection of pus. It doesn't matter where it is. The location just may make it more difficult to treat as it may be harder to drain ... ...Read more

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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???

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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???

Hurting neck: What did you do to get that hurt? Fracture? Abscess? Strain? Better see your primary care doctor about this soon. May need an x-ray or CT or MRI. ...Read more

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Lump on back of neck near spine vertebrae, what could this be?

Hard to say: There are many potential causes and usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. It is usually a superficial and benign condition such as, for example, a lipoma or an epidermoid cyst. Consider being checked. ...Read more

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Stiff neck & pain when i press on vertebrae. What could be wrong?

Stiff neck & pain when i press on vertebrae. What could be wrong?

Arthritis : Arthritis causes joint pain and stiffness. Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Gentle range of motion exercise should help too. ...Read more