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C4 Activation Panel
Maybe nothing: It depends on exactly what you mean. There is a condition in the neck known as a block vertebrae. In this condition, the disc that is normally present between vertebrae and allows motion is not present, and so the vertebrae are fused together. The condition is not usually associated with pain in and of itself and nothing should or even can be done. It is present since birth. Thank you for you. ...Read more
Son 18 wants to use cellucor C4 extreme workout mix before he works out is this safe for him? Will this show up on a drug test (entering military)?
No: Sounds like a nutritional substance and body will treat like food.I. ...Read more
Is it necessary to measure complement C2 / C3 / C4 in a rheumatoid arthritis patient for severity or to see if treatment is working?
No: Measuring complements are a waste of money. ...Read more
Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?
Painful bumps on both shins. Now one swollen ankle. Had a strange rash a few weeks ago. Dr. Is at a loss. Had a blood panel done. Not abnormal. Help!
I have a hump/lump on vertibrea on c4-c7 they say i need a CT scan. What could this be? Causes sever pain when it swells and neck contantly hurts.
They are nonspecific: Even a mild viral illness can cause complement components to skyrocket. They're just doing their job. There are first and foremost a guide to activity once a diagnosis has been made; yours were perhaps ordered for a baseline. ...Read more
What does it mean if my complement C3 serum was 4 points low on a scale of 90-180 and my C4 was normal? Could there be something wrong?
Probably nothing: Decreased complement levels are seen in patients with active lupus. However, very minor abnormalities occur frequently, even in perfectly healthy individuals. These lab values must be viewed in the context of other lab studies and the clinical picture. Ask the physician who ordered the complement studies for his/her opinion as to the clinical relevance of this isolated lab abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What this means if my MRI says"Asymmetric diffuse disc bulge is seen at C4-5 level impinging on thecal sac, and along with moderate uncovertebral hype?
What is your symptom: One level problem means nothing by itself. what is your problem? Normally I see this as an incidental finding. If you have neck pain is probalbly coming from your facet/ uncocvertebral joint and not other thing. If your compression on the theal sac gets worse in future you may need surgery. ...Read more
What's the age?: If you have a premature infant, chances are that the level represents chronic lung disease/hx or respiratory distress. Autoimmune diseases also can be associated with c4 decreases, however, other studies are indicated. C3 and c4 are the most commonly measured complement components. Complement activity may be measured to determine how severe a disease is or if treatment is working. ...Read more
Depends: Complement c4 being low could indicate an issue with activation of the complement system such as after infection. It could also be related to liver disease, genetic deficiency of complement, vasculitis, lupus, or even could possibly just be a low-normal value for you. So i would repeat testing only if you have other medical concerns that are currently being evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Voltage-gated: Sodium channels are normally found on the peripheral terminals of nocicpetors (sensory neuron). With tissue injury, the number of these sodium channels increases. When a noxious stimulus acts at the peripheral end of an axon, some sodium channels open to allow an influx of sodium into the cell leading to action potential and pain. ...Read more
"hi-tech" hands-on..: Activator procedures are used to "chiropractically" adjust your spine with the assistance of an "activator"(which is a device that through spring tension delivers a "push" to the area). This is a form of 'manual medicine'. As with all chiropractors; only utilize those whom have a good rep; or you know is highly spoken of; let the buyer beware applies here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer