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I broke my neck (c7) on the 28th of jan. I'm scheduled to have my brace taken off mar 11. When can I start lifting @ the gym again?
Ask your surgeon:
"one should not push her/his luck too much...."
you've gotta be very careful before you are back to your routine lifting etc. When you can start your activity will depend on how severe the fracture is, how did you get the fracture, how heavy is the lifting-etc. Discuss with your surgeon when you can start lifting again. You are lucky you did not have quadriplegia- so don't push your luck too much. ...Read more
How long does it take for rods to fuse with your neck bone C6 an c7. I broke my neck a year ago. How long will it take for me to be out of pain fully?
Neck pain: Difficult to say. Make sure your surgeon knows about the pain you are having. Patients still on Percocet need to have a frank discussion about the results of the surgery, or the need for further procedures. One year out, the surgery should be healed and if pain persists, a reevaluation should be undertaken. ...Read more
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I am 62 years old female. Diagnosed with C6/c7 disc bulgs. I am a medical receptionist. Can I continue to work?
Ergonomics: It is very important for people who work for long periods of time on a computer or doing repetitive tasks have an ergonomic work station. Proper alignment is essential for injury prevention. Additionally, intermittent breaks for walking and stretching should be employed. Even people with injuries or other medical conditions can remain effectively employed with proper dynamics. ...Read more
Meaning: It means that in the coronal plane (looking straight at your spine from the front- as opposed to saggital or from the side); you have a curve facing the right with the peak of the curve being at C7. The underlying pathology and many other factors can determine whether it is normal or not. ...Read more
I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?
Here's a pretty good site that'll give you some perspective:
http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/herniated-disc/conservative-treatment-a-cervical-herniated-disc
Whatever you do, get the best practitioners you can find and go slowly, no rush. You'll be sorry if you overdo it.
Use a rolled towel under your neck at night. Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. A neck support you can heat in the microwave ...Read more
I have an extra rib on both sides of my c7? Can this cause any effects? How did this happen? What can be done about them? How rare is this
Months: It varies, but can be as long as 4 mponths. ...Read more
Spinal cord injury: Generally the lower in the spinal cord the better the better C7 leaves you with wrist extension and the abilty to work a joy stick on a mototorized wheel chair C6 involvement implies loss of wrist extention control initial levels can change as swelling subsides. ...Read more
Whiplash: Neck pain from whiplash injuries is one of the most difficult problems overcome. Usual treatments with medications like anti-inflammatory medications as well as physical therapy are typically tried first. In addition one must be certain to rule out the possibility of ligamentous or bony injur with imaging studies prior to starting this therapy. Steroid injections can also be helpful. ...Read more
Acdf: Every surgeon has a different Postop protocol. I usually allow my patients to do all normal gentle activity immediately after surgery. I restrict any heavy bending lifting or twisting for six weeks though. Most patients are off of the narcotic pain medication by about two weeks after surgery. ...Read more
I have a 6mm syrinx in line noted at C7 level on MRI. What does that mean? Should I be concerned?
Symptoms?: Syrinx results when cerebrospinal fluid, that normally flows around the spinal cord and brain, collects in central cavity of spinal cord, forms pseudocyst. Most common in cervical area. Pressure on cord - weakness, numbness, stiffness, pain, scoliosi. These symptoms usually come on quite gradually. Relieving pressure may require drainage by neurosurgeon. Large number without any cause. Some congenital. ...Read more
When I do specific workouts it feels like my c7 vertebra is popping in and out of place. Is that possible?
How common is it to herniate the c3/c4 disc and the c7-t1. Are either particularly a dangerous place to herniate and why?
Ortho question: C3-4 is not as common as c8-t1 for herniation, both are dangerous due to the function lost by severe herniation, for example, a c3-4 herniation could leave a person without diaphragm function and ventilator dependent ...Read more
Lateral views limited do to overlap w/shoulders c6/7 & c7/t1 suboptimally visualized. Straigtenein of lordotic curv of cerv spine?
MY SISTER HAD A ESI INJECTION HER PAIN WAS IN 65-6 BUT THE DR INJECTED HER C7-T11 AND SHE HAD NO RELIEF WHY WOULD HE INJECT THE C-7?
Safety: The spinal canal is quite narrow at C5/6, especially if further narrowed by stenosis/bulging disc, etc. To quickly inject a volume of fluid into this area (if narrowed) can be dangerous. Many pain physicians inject at the C7/T1 junction and "direct" the medication upwards, sometimes with the use of a narrow catheter. This allows the medication to reach the affected area safely. ...Read more