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I broke my c1 and C2 last month what is the danger of taking off my halo?

I broke my c1 and C2 last month what is the danger of taking off my halo?

Don't do it!: You should not remove a halo without the advice of your treating physician. This device is important to provide stability to healing vertebrae. Fractures that high up on your spine can be quite devastating as damage to your spinal cord at this level affects basic functions such as breathing. Please follow your doctor's advice on this! ...Read more

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What holds c1/c2 and c1/skull together?

What holds c1/c2 and c1/skull together?

Ligaments, tendons..: C1, c2, and the skull are bones. Bones are connected to one another by ligaments and muscle tendons. ...Read more

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What happens if you damage /break ur c1, c2, C3 spine

What happens if you damage /break ur c1, c2, C3 spine

Breaking your Neck: This is a very scary question. There sort of fracture can end one's life and most assuredly would likely lead to significant paralysis if one did not die in this accident. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the procedure of neurosugery of atlantoaxcial dislocation (c1 - C2 mobilty)?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the exact nature of what you are discribing. If you actually had an injury that actually led to a dislocation between C1 and C2, it is unlikely you would have survived, as a complete injury to the spinal cord at that level takes out the ability of a person to breath on his own. C1-C2 instability is much more common, and a fusion is the surgery of choice. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of upper cervical disc issues? C1, C2, and C3?

What are the symptoms of upper cervical disc issues? C1, C2, and C3?

Neck pain: Upper cervical disc issues will generally present with simply upper neck pain. No associated radiating arm symptoms would be expected. It would be possible, but unusual, to have significant spinal cord compression at these levels because the spinal canal is larger there. ...Read more

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Congenital odontoid anomaly + MVA = complete instability of c1-c2. Need advice on fusion with abnormality. Will send images to anyone who can help.

Congenital odontoid anomaly + MVA = complete instability of c1-c2. Need advice on fusion with abnormality. Will send images to anyone who can help.

Os odontoideum: Os odontoideum is a small tip of the odontoid (peg of C2) that has become separated either congenitally or from remote trauma. In some patients there is no instability and with an intact transverse ligament no surgery is required. In patients with instability, the surgery can be performed from the back of the neck or through the mouth. Real time fluoroscopic images can determine stability status. ...Read more

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My top vertebrae (C1 C2) are unstable. 2day getting new zaps pain off/on near this area on left side where there's now a visible lump. Is this urgent?

My top vertebrae (C1 C2) are unstable. 2day getting new zaps pain off/on near this area on left side where there's now a visible lump. Is this urgent?

Yes: I'm not sure how you know you have c1-2 instability, but it can be a serious problem. Knowing if you have any systemic problems that might lead to this would be helpful. I'd see any orthopedist and get x-rayed and a possible MRI. You didn't say if it's chronic or related to an injury, which is important. ...Read more

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Could whiplash injury cause calcium deposits at c1-c2?

Could whiplash injury cause calcium deposits at c1-c2?

Yes.: After soft tissue trauma or inflammation, imaging findings of calcifications may be seen in various regions of the body such as a calcific tendinitis of the shoulder or with hip bursitis as well as in the neck. They are secondary findings as a result of the inflammation &/or trauma and do not cause actual symptoms typically. ...Read more

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How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

Not: Rare but uncommon. The problem is treated with nonsteroidal medications and, sometimes, oral steroids. It can be an uncomfortable disease but is not life threatening. ...Read more

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Meds haven't helped my complex migraines, chiro. Said my c1 and C2 are out of place., pushing on base of my skull. Is this causing numbness & pain?

Meds haven't helped my complex migraines, chiro. Said my c1 and C2 are out of place., pushing on base of my skull. Is this causing numbness & pain?

Don't believe that: Headaches are not coming from c1c2, that's what most chiropractors tell the headaches are coming from, and that's not the cause
you should see a headache specialist a neurologist who also specialise in headache and get proper treatment
i f chiropractor can make you headache free, which I can assure you is not the case in most patients treated by chiropractors, in my experience, let us know
headaches. ...Read more

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Lump on back of neck near C1 and C2 on left side about the size of a acorn, no pain associated with the bump?

Lump on back of neck near C1 and C2 on left side about the size of a acorn, no pain associated with the bump?

Cyst: Usually these are sebaceous cysts or lipomas. Both are benign. Could be something else so keep an eye on it and see someone if it is enlarging. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from c1 and C2 fracture?

How long does it take to heal from c1 and C2 fracture?

3+ months: Fractures of c1 and C2 range from very mild fractures to severe fractures that place the spinal cord at risk. Some need a simple collar, some a halo, and others a surgery. Depending on the specific fracture and how it is treated, it can take 3-6 months to be completely healed. All c1 and C2 fractures should be seen by a spine surgeon to make sure they heal properly to protect your spinal cord. ...Read more

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So I went and had a injury consulted a brain and spine doc and had told me that I possibly have a ruptured c1 or C2 what kind of pain cause?

So I went and had a injury consulted a brain and spine doc and had told me that I possibly have a ruptured c1 or C2 what kind of pain cause?

Varies: Your question does not make a lot of sense only in that C1 and C2 are two bones in the neck and do not really rupture. But abnormalities in that area would often cause severe headaches at the back of the head. If you have not had one, an MRI will often give the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Going in for a breast biopsy, more concerned with laying for so long as I have a c1/c2 fusion & can't rotate head. Is there anything to relieve dicomf?

Going in for a breast biopsy, more concerned with laying for so long as I have a c1/c2 fusion & can't rotate head. Is there anything to relieve dicomf?

Let the surgeon and: Or anesthesiologist know about your condition. They will accommodate you accordingly. Operating rooms and procedure suites have a variety of positioning pillows and bolsters to appropriately support your neck and make you comfortable. ...Read more

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Calcified structure anterior to c1-c2 articulation. Represents longus colli hydroxyapatite tendonitis deposition or c1-c2 cppd arthropathy. Means? Help?

Calcified structure anterior to c1-c2 articulation. Represents longus colli hydroxyapatite tendonitis deposition or c1-c2 cppd arthropathy. Means? Help?

Poor communication: The person who can best explain this to you is the physician who examined you and ordered the testing. It is too complex to attempt to elucidate in 400 spaces, but you might try to google both of these and look for explanations in laymen's terms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fractures of c1 and c2, bones show vertical cracks. After over 15 weeks there is no evidence of healing and no known situation or condition to cause?

Fractures of c1 and c2, bones show vertical cracks. After over 15 weeks there is no evidence of healing and no known situation or condition to cause?

Interesting...: Did you have any trauma to cause the fracture? Healing depends on your age, other medical problems, and degree of displacement with the fractures and whether or not you were immobilized (e.g. Collar etc.) and bone quality. Many fractures usually heal within 3 months if only minimally displaced and immobilized. Key things to know is whether you are symptomatic (pain, neuro deficit) or unstable. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a c1 & C2 neck fracture?

How long does it take to heal a c1 & C2 neck fracture?

3+ months: Fractures of c1 and C2 range from very mild fractures to severe fractures that place the spinal cord at risk. Some need a simple collar, some a halo, and others a surgery. Depending on the specific fracture and how it is treated, it can take 3-6 months to be completely healed. All c1 and C2 fractures should be seen by a spine surgeon to make sure they heal properly to protect your spinal cord. ...Read more

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I have a c1/c2 fracture. Informed spine is leaning inward instead of straight. Do I run a risk of having to have surgery?

I have a c1/c2 fracture. Informed spine is leaning inward instead of straight. Do I run a risk of having to have surgery?

Potentially: There are a number of fractures that involve the first and second cervical vertibrae (c1-c2) and surgery is based in part on the stability of the fracture and the likelihood of successful healing with and without surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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C1 and c2 fractures in my neck. They broke/were fractured about 6 weeks ago. I'm in a neck brace. What's the normal healing time? No spinal injury

C1 and c2 fractures in my neck. They broke/were fractured about 6 weeks ago. I'm in a neck brace. What's the normal healing time? No spinal injury

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon a more specific description of the fractures. That being said, 12 weeks of immobilization for healing would be pretty standard. Certainly would want to make sure it is followed closely as some C2 fractures can displace and require either a halo or surgery. ...Read more

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Was sucker punched been having headaches/tension, fatigue, anxiety dmx motion xray shows c1 C2 instability, what scan should I do for neck ligaments? Thx

Was sucker punched been having headaches/tension, fatigue, anxiety dmx motion xray shows c1 C2 instability, what scan should I do for neck ligaments? Thx

See a: Neurosurgeon. If a chiropractor diagnosed instability I would suggest seeing a neurosurgeon for a second opinion. Flexion/extension views of the spine and MRI may be required for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What long lasting affects can come from herniated discs C2 thru c 5?

What long lasting affects can come from herniated discs C2 thru c 5?

Varies: Depends. It can range from nothing to persistent pain and weakness if the symptoms have been there long enough to cause permanent damage. Paralysis can occur but is relatively uncommon. ...Read more

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What does c2/3 block vertebra with fusion of posterior elements means?

What does c2/3 block vertebra with fusion of posterior elements means?

Fusion 2 cerv bones: The 2nd and 3rd cervical vertebra are fused together in the back part ofthe bone. ...Read more

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My husband has neuro foramen stenosis, right c2-c3 level. How are we going to do to treat this?

My husband has neuro foramen stenosis, right c2-c3 level. How are we going to do to treat this?

Physical therapy: There are 4 basic types of treatment for this condition: 1 medication. 2 physical therapy 3 injections. 4. Surgery. The only treatment shown to alter the course of the disease process is regular exercise/ physical therapy. Medications and injections are used to help control symptoms, surgery is used for progressive neurological deterioration or pain which cannot be controlled any other way. ...Read more

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Hi. My creat 4.4, bun 80, cistatin c2.6, ureia 9, BP 13:9 now stable. All other blood are perfect. What's happening? Thnks.

Hi. My creat 4.4, bun 80, cistatin c2.6, ureia 9, BP 13:9 now stable. All other blood are perfect. What's happening? Thnks.

Kidney Injury: Cr of 4.4 indicates fairly severe kidney damage. It is hard to tell if this is reversible or not. You should be talking to your doc and or kidney specialist. ...Read more