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C5 C6 C7 Herniated Disc
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
as usual, it depends: The severity and location of the herniation as well as any neurologic compromise dictate what activities you should avoid. In general, any heavy lifting should be avoided. ...Read more
10 ft fall,herniated disc c5-c6 impinges significantly on the thecal sac, the cervical cord and nerve root, waiting on dr, advise, what will come?
Several things: First realize this is a common level for a disc to herniate & that most get better over time with treatment that can include: traction, activity modification, medication & sometimes epidural steroid injections. If symptoms persist after 12 weeks of treatment & are severe, surgery can be indicated with a 90% success rate done by a orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon if a nonsmoker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have c5-c6 herniated disc and spondylosis...I feel like i want to crack my neck, is that ok or might make it worse?
Risky: With the diagnosis you have, it would be unwise to crack your neck. Proper physical therapy directed by your orthopedic physician would be the safest thing you could do to help with the present situation and to have a home program set up for you that will both help alleviate your present and future situations. Some of the sensation may be spasm which applying warmth to your neck could help. ...Read more
Is it possible that a c5-c6 herniated disc cause muscle issues in the dorsal area? If so, does an operation that removes the prolapsed part fix it?
C5 and 6: Yes, c5 and c6 roots innervate a number of muscles on your upper back, including contributing to supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. If you are having weakness in these muscles, prior to surgery, i would recommend to have an EMG prior to surgery to make sure its due to nerve root issue. If you have surgery, it could help, but depends on time severity whether it recovers. ...Read more
Does kyphosis cause heart issues? Or c5-c6 herniated disc symptoms are similar to heart issues symptoms.
May be: Kyphosis does not cause any heart diease. How ever depending on the severity of kyphosis, people are more prone to get degenerative changes and arthritic changes in spine. This in turn can pinch the nerves and may cause referred pain in chest wall which would mascaraed as heart pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have l5-s1 spondylosis and c5-c6 herniated disc at 28..I have been suffering from fatigue for 3 months now which really concerns me.Will it resolve?
What if i cough during an epidural injection in my neck. I have c5-c6 herniated disc. This is my 2nd injection but I have bad cough?
How common is the "domino effect" after a c5-c6 c6-c7 fusion to address radiating pain/weakness due to disc/spur compression?
Disc loading: I do not use terms, "domino effect." The fact is having two levels fused in your neck definitely means adjacent levels are being overworked and have a significant chance of being injured resulting in bulges/herniations. If you gave récent l'y hard fusion as above, try to minimize neck flexion. If you have recurrent neck/arm pain since above fusion--problems. I might be able to help you. ...Read more
Probably not: Although cervical spine problems can be associated with headaches and dizziness, usually these problems originate from the upper cervical segments(c2-5). If you are having arm and/or upper back pain, it is probably the result of these disc herniations. You should know that many patients without symptoms will have c5-7 disc herniations on their MRI which may be a serendipitous finding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bilateral disc osteophyte complexes are present in the neural foramina. Most significant at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels. What does this mean? Thanks
What is cervical spondylosis? What does it mean if C5 - C6 and C6 -c7 disc shows diffuse circumferential bulge?
Just means there are: degenerative changes noted. Just as you would expect to have wear at the bottom of your shoes, and on your car tires, just as you expect to develop progressive skin wrinkles with age, spondylosis is just degenerative changes of the spine, and at age 40, having diffuse disc bulge can be age appropriate. The hydration in the disc decreases with age, leading to disc bulging circumferentially. ...Read more
Help with understanding my xray
minimal grade 1 retrolisthesis of c5 c6 measuring 1 or 2 mm
posterior disc osteophyle complex at c5 c6 and c6 c7
Cervical x-ray: Cannot comment with out seeing. I would discuss with the Dr. who ordered. If I knew how old you were that would help. ...Read more
Bulging disc at C6 C7 - disc dessication @c5 C6 diagnosed by MRI still in constant pain and spasm, how long to heal?
Variable: Bulging discs are almost always normal at your age - they are a normal part of aging. Conservative treatment usually does well for treatment of neck pain (especially if you've had trauma, such as a car accident) - including physical therapy, progressive activity, and anti-inflammatory medications. Further treatment, if necessary, can include spinal injections. Talk to your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have broad based disc bulge C5 C6 C7 effacing CSF on the anterior spinal cord there is bilateral neurofora?
Depends on symptoms: You are describing a radiographic finding. Many times, people have disc bulges and no symptoms, in which case nothing needs to be done. If you are having neck pain or arm pain or numbness/weakness of the arms, then treatment with therapy to reduce the disc bulge and relieve pressure on the nerve roots or medication for the symptoms may be indicated. ...Read more
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cervical spondylosis and C5 - C6 and C6 -c7 disc shows diffuse circumferential bulge?
This means that you: Have arthritis setting in at a couple levels in your neck (spondylosis) at specific joints in your spine with possible inflammation from this irritation as well. The diffuse circumferential bulges suggest degenerative disc disease and flattening of your discs, from either past trauma or disc issues that are causing them to bulge beyond the vertebral bodies. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I had a neck xray done and the results state mild to moderate multi level degenerative disc disease greatest at c5-c6, c6-c7 and c7-T1 ?
Arthritis : Multiple level degenerative disc disease is another way to say you have developed some degenerative arthritis in your neck. If your pain is severe, or associated with symptoms that run down the arm, you may want to consider getting an MRI, which is a much more sensitive test to pick up causes of pain than an xray because it also shows soft tissue structures such as the discs, nerves, and cord. ...Read more
Can nucleoplasty be done for cervical discs? After conservative treatments fail, is this an option before total disc replacement for C5-C6, C6-C7?
Yes,for small bulges: Nucleoplasty is an effective minimally invasive procedure for treating pain caused by symptomatic disc herniation that doesn't improve w/conservative therapy.A catheter is inserted into the intervertebral disc under fluoroscopy.The catheter has low-temperature resister probe to disintegrate & evacuate disc material causing disc decompression.It helps most w/small disc bulges or contained ruptures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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