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C1 C2 Pain
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have my C1-C2 fused together. After 19 years I am needing the hardware removed due to catching issues. Any suggestions?
Depends on what catching issue you have
Does it cause pain, is it expected to get worse.Do you have osteoporosis?
See another surgeon for their opinion. Get your family around, check your insurance and make a final decision based on everyone's input that what decision you make is in the best interest of your health. I am sure you will find the best route for you. ...Read more
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
My Opinion Only:
but high cervical issues should NOT be addressed with spinal manipulation. Good chiros KNOW this and will only apply PASSIVE treatments. My suggestion is a consultation with a SPINE expert....In Greenville seek an academic center's SPINE UNIT...
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)
Had extremely severe chiari 1. Had decompression and laminectomy of c1 c2 in 2001. Some symptoms returning. Can patch fail?
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?
?????: Why would you see a chiro for headaches ? Have you seen a real doctor ? If headaches are intractable you may need a headaches specialist like a neurologist. ! Chiros are just quacks who massage you a bit, call it ‘ adjustment’ and then charge you a lot of money. Course you have to come back monthly cause they don’t really fix anything. See a real doctor. Feel better ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lump on back of neck near C1 and C2 on left side about the size of a acorn, no pain associated with the bump?
Atlas is turned 6 degrees to the left is that a possibility of having injuried ligaments the dmx xray also showed instability c1 an c2, was punched?
Why isn't there any specific mention of the health of c1-c2 in each of last 2 mri's written by 2 different radiologists (other vertebrae are listed)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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