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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?

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

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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?

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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Where is C7 t 1 in your neck?

Where is C7 t 1 in your neck?

GOOD Question!: Just above Where you feel the prominence on your back of the Neck. At the junction of Neck and Back. There are 7 vertebrae in Cervical spine and this is the last one:-) ...Read more

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Deformity of spinous C7 what's that mean?

Deformity of spinous C7 what's that mean?

Perhaps it: Represents old trauma (fracture) or something you were born with (congenital). In either event the finding is likely not a cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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How long until heavy lifting after c5-c7 fusion?

How long until heavy lifting after c5-c7 fusion?

Post-op instructions: When you were discharged, you should have gotten discharge instructions. Read them. I bet your answer is there. If not contact your surgeon for specific. ...Read more

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Grade 1 anterolisthesis C7 on t 1 what area does that affect?

Grade 1 anterolisthesis C7 on t 1 what area does that affect?

Most likely: The cause is mild movement of C7 on t1 because of degenerative changes in the disc/posterior bony structures of the c7/t1 fact articulation. This may produce no symptoms or may be a cause of neck/arm pain. Your symptoms have to be correlated with the results of the scan. ...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?

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

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Can a hemanginoma on C7 be a MS lesion?

Can a hemanginoma on C7 be a MS lesion?

No,: Hemangiomas are common incidental findings that occur in the bones of the vertebra, usually the vertebral bodies. MS lesions occur in the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Can a car accident aggravate C7 radiculopathy?

Can a car accident aggravate C7 radiculopathy?

Whiplash: Cervical strain ie 'whiplash' can aggravate any preexisting condition in the neck including radiculopathy or changes in the disc. Usually nsaids or Medrol (methylprednisolone) will best treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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What does dextroconvex scoliosis with apex at C7 mean? Is this common?

What does dextroconvex scoliosis with apex at C7 mean? Is this common?

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

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What's average recovery time for c6/c7 surgery before you can return to work?

What's average recovery time for c6/c7 surgery before you can return to work?

For Many: You can return to light duty in about a week. This varies depending on your surgeon and the complexity of your surgery however. ...Read more

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After 2 years of spinal fusion from C7 to d2, can I do all bending exercises and join gym?

After 2 years of spinal fusion from C7 to d2, can I do all bending exercises and join gym?

It depends: The answer to your question should be directed to your surgeon. If your fusion has healed and you are asymptomatic you can probably resume normal activities. Normal does not mean very strenuous exercises. X-ray examinations are needed to evaluate the state of any fusion. ...Read more

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I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?

I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?

SeriousNeckingTime: 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

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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

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

Not uncommon: 1 in 200 people have a cervical rib. 10% of people will get thoracic outlet syndrome. The rib can compress the nerves and blood vessels that go to the arms. Here is some information:
http://www. Patient. Co.uk/health/cervical-ribthoracic-outlet-syndrome# ...Read more

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What is the treatment of narrowing of C6 and c7?

What is the treatment of narrowing of C6 and c7?

Depends on symptoms: Alwys direct treatment at symptoms not a MRI abnormality neck ache or arm pain narrowing of disc space or coramen? ...Read more

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C6 C7 bulging disc 1 mm, is that bad?

C6 C7 bulging disc 1 mm, is that bad?

No: A one mm disc bulge is not concerning. If does pose any risks or concern. ...Read more

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Which is worse, a C6 or C7 injury to the spinal cord?

Which is worse, a C6 or C7 injury to the spinal cord?

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

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What can I do to treat whiplash severe pain in C7 location?

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

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I have cervical disk herniation in c4-c7 region. What should I do?

I have cervical disk herniation in c4-c7 region. What should I do?

Pinched nerve: Causes neck pain and pain down your arm or into the shoulder area. Usually responds to meds, pt but if it doesn't then surgery is necessary ...Read more

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Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

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

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What do studies show in revelation to adjacent segment problems due to a C5 C6 C6 c7 fusion?

Please repost: You are asking about something that happened after a 2-level fusion but according to your history, you did not have a fusion. Please repost with a clarification. ...Read more

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I have a 6mm syrinx in line noted at C7 level on MRI. What does that mean? Should I be concerned?

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

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When I do specific workouts it feels like my c7 vertebra is popping in and out of place. Is that possible?

When I do specific workouts it feels like my c7 vertebra is popping in and out of place. Is that possible?

Popping: You may hear popping but a vertebra doesn't pop in and out of place at your age. Serious trauma can do it such as fall from a height or an automobile accident. ...Read more

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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

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Lateral views limited do to overlap w/shoulders c6/7 & c7/t1 suboptimally visualized. Straigtenein of lordotic curv of cerv spine?

Lateral views limited do to overlap w/shoulders c6/7 & c7/t1 suboptimally visualized. Straigtenein of lordotic curv of cerv spine?

Non-diagnostic spine: These are "non-diagnostic" results if those levels of your cervical spine were not visualized. You will need to discuss with your physician whether a different imaging option is advisable in your work-up, depending on what you were being evaluated for. ...Read more

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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