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C5 Neck Fracture
Normal? Mild straightening normal cervical lordosis maybe positional. Minimal grade 1 anterolisthesis C3 on C4 and C4 on C5 minimal grade 1 retrolisthesis of C5 on C6. Degenerative change disc ridge complexes C4-5 and C5-6. Dens intact. No fracture.
-can vary from relatively minor 2 serious. A clay shoveler's Fx is avulsion of the tip of a spinous process, painful not Sirius. CS body Fx can be a compression but not unstable , & a CS Fx that includes the posterior elements can B very unstable & srius. There R many in between theses extremes. The more severe R traumatic injuries, usually high energy as MVA's, or fall from ...Read more
This is not : The same as a compression fracture. A compression fracture can result in anterior wedging, but not all anterior wedging is compression fracture. If there are up to 3 consecutive vertebral bodies with anterior wedging, then it may represent scheuermann's kyphosis which is a congenital osteodystrophy, that lead to vertebrae appearing wedged. Fracture is less likely given your age. See a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical spondylosis n herniated discs c4-c5, c5-c6. Neck, shoulder pain. Tingling sensation on hand. Going for chiropractic treatment. Any danger?
Depends: Please alert the chiropractor to your herniated discs. Gentle chiropractic may not cause additional damage. In presence of neural signs or symptoms (tingling), robust neck manipulation is not advised (can cause nerve damage). Who advised chiropractic over seeing a spine specialist for this? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-displaced triquetrum chip fracture - left wrist - 4 weeks casted. Some soreness after activity rested 2 weeks. Soreness after activity normal?
Yes: Reactive swelling and discomfort in this time frame are perfectly normal. ...Read more
I had neck injury 2014 pain at time 8/10 now 3-4/10 Brachial neuritis radiculitis.pinched nerves in neck. MRI done 2015 I relate to injury advise ?
Pea size bluish bulge above elbow. injured elbow 3 weeks ago, non-displaced radial head crack. elbow'd been taped tight for 8 days.is bulge worrysome?
Begin gentle ROM: With a nondisplaced radial head fracture, I treat only with an ace and sling. After ten to fourteen days with no change in position by Xray, I start the patient on gentle active range of motion. The important thing about radial head fractures is the prolonged immobilization of the elbow may cause permanent stiffness. ...Read more
Tender lumps in trap + tight neck. 3 year weights injury. Cervical MRI shows ok. Shoulder blade uncomfortable when sitting, poss winging?
Fell 35 feet. Fractured hip radial head fracture with internal fixation. Diagnosed ulnar nerve entrapment. Three months later sudden diplopia.
Arthritus. Boney growths everywhere.Pain and weakness in neck, upper back and right arm. Emg shows nerve damage at C5 (already stenosis). What now?
Need MRI of neck: You need an MRI of your neck to locate the area of spinal stenosis. You should go see an orthopedic spine surgeon after the MRI and will likely need epidural steroid injections in your cervical spine. If the injections do not work, likely you would need cervical neck surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cervical spine disk protrusion at c5 & c6 elevate blood pressure to 160/100 & extremen back neck pain . ?
Disc extrusion: Disc extrusion and pressure can be very painful. When we are in pain our blood pressure can respond by elevating. One the pain is alleviated the blood pressure should return to normal. If not is may have a separate cause. All the best and I hope you better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C5-6 Disc bulge. Should I do flexion or extension with Over Door Cervical Traction device? Face door-flexion. Face away- Extension.
Back injury d/t pt pulling me forward & leaned back against force. Hernia L5-S1(MRI L3-5). Mid back sore 3 months later.Called strain but not healing.
Consult: Physical therapy is important. Can Consult neurologist, pain specialist, back specialist, sports doctor, physiatrist and yes neuro or back surgeons for additional options on treatment. Alternative and complementary practitioners that are experienced in back pain can also help. Get all opinions and options available and research your surgeons before disk surgery which may be what is needed. ...Read more
On going pain after 1 year status post posterior cervical fusion at C5 and C6 levels. Headaches, right arm tingling. No decompression was done prior to procedure. Inflammation found at back of skull ?
Pain after PSIF neck: Not normal. Could be related to screw against nerve, pseudoarthrosis, incomplete decompression, nerve damage that didn't heal, missed or new problem. I would start with ct to see if bone healed and decompressed, and find out exactly where screws are. If negative, MRI to identify new or different problem. Get a diagnosis and it will help treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stiff, discomfort, feeling pinch all the time at rear skull base (left side) for 10 yr. MRI scan shown disc bulging at C3-4 and C4-5 no arm weakness. anyway to cure this pinch feeling without surgery?
Heavy neck pain continuous & on 03.03.2012 cervical laminectomy (c6-7) with disectomy.Mri 08-04-2013central and left paracentral disc herniation c6-7?
Neurosugery : In situations where there was a laminectomy and continued pain with new MRI findings you need to see a neurosurgeon. The doctor will confirm by exam and maybe nerve testing that your symptoms correlate to new MRI findings and then may recommend fusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is an emg test necessary if the MRI shows c4, C5 and C6 nerves pinched. Have c4, C5 and C6 ruptured disc in neck with C4 C5 and C6 pinched nerves on right side and C6 nerve pinched on left side. Have had bone scan, and CT and now doctor is wanting emg.
Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?
Need 2nd opinion: Always check with your PCP first for best referrals for pain specialists.Can also see an osteopathic physician, who's a DO trained in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) who can evaluate you musculoskeletally, treat you and help decompress your neck, spine, low back, sacrum and offer more options and solutions to get you out of pain quickly! Check Am.Acad.Osteopathy or Cranial Academy directories. ...Read more
Sacroiliac fracture 1 year ago non displaced had 2 MRI not healed in so much pain hip burning and legs too?
An ununited: Sacral fracture (pseudarthrosis) can be very difficult to bear. If this is not healing one consideration would be treatment with injection of methacrylate to fuse the bone segments together. This can be done by interventional radiologists under flouroscopic/ct guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carpal canal + pain on shoulders +triangle above collar bone between neck & shoulder that pumps up like gel filled when raise arms lemon size.related?
No and yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression syndrome at the wrist and can therefore not be caused by a lesion in the chest or neck. But... There is a condition known as a " double crush syndrome" in which the nerve can be pressed somewhere else and make your carpal tunnel syndrome more symptomatic. So if the lesion is causing pressure on your nerves in your neck or brachial plexus, maybe contributng ...Read more
I have broad osteophyte complex w/ moderate foraminal stenosis in C6/7. Neck pain, esp. left shoulder & arm. Is a bone spur pressing on nerve root?
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more