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What is the treatment of narrowing of C6 and c7?

What is the treatment of narrowing of C6 and c7?

Depends on symptoms: Alwys direct treatment at symptoms not a MRI abnormality neck ache or arm pain narrowing of disc space or coramen? ...Read more

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Which is worse, a C6 or C7 injury to the spinal cord?

Which is worse, a C6 or C7 injury to the spinal cord?

Spinal cord injury: Generally the lower in the spinal cord the better the better C7 leaves you with wrist extension and the abilty to work a joy stick on a mototorized wheel chair C6 involvement implies loss of wrist extention control initial levels can change as swelling subsides. ...Read more

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Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Acdf: Every surgeon has a different Postop protocol. I usually allow my patients to do all normal gentle activity immediately after surgery. I restrict any heavy bending lifting or twisting for six weeks though. Most patients are off of the narcotic pain medication by about two weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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What do studies show in revelation to adjacent segment problems due to a C5 C6 C6 c7 fusion?

What do studies show in revelation to adjacent segment problems due to a C5 C6 C6 c7 fusion?

Please repost: You are asking about something that happened after a 2-level fusion but according to your history, you did not have a fusion. Please repost with a clarification. ...Read more

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Lateral views limited do to overlap w/shoulders c6/7 & c7/t1 suboptimally visualized. Straigtenein of lordotic curv of cerv spine?

Lateral views limited do to overlap w/shoulders c6/7 & c7/t1 suboptimally visualized. Straigtenein of lordotic curv of cerv spine?

Non-diagnostic spine: These are "non-diagnostic" results if those levels of your cervical spine were not visualized. You will need to discuss with your physician whether a different imaging option is advisable in your work-up, depending on what you were being evaluated for. ...Read more

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What's average recovery time for c6/c7 surgery before you can return to work?

What's average recovery time for c6/c7 surgery before you can return to work?

For Many: You can return to light duty in about a week. This varies depending on your surgeon and the complexity of your surgery however. ...Read more

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I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?

I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?

SeriousNeckingTime: Here's a pretty good site that'll give you some perspective:

http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/herniated-disc/conservative-treatment-a-cervical-herniated-disc

Whatever you do, get the best practitioners you can find and go slowly, no rush. You'll be sorry if you overdo it.
Use a rolled towel under your neck at night. Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. A neck support you can heat in the microwave ...Read more

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Disc bulge, c6-c7, protrusion measures 11 x 3 mm. Thoughts?

Disc bulge, c6-c7, protrusion measures 11 x 3 mm. Thoughts?

Many options: Don't be confused by the size of the herniation. What are your symptoms? We don't treat MRI findings we treat people and their symptoms. If you are having pain and neurological problems that are interfering with your life and work then there are many options to help you. If you are relatively well and pain free, then we can design a home exercise protocol, medication regimen and precautions. ...Read more

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Will bulging disc in c6&c7 cause horrible headaches 24 7. I have mgraines but this 1000 times worse?

Will bulging disc in c6&c7 cause horrible headaches 24 7. I have mgraines but this 1000 times worse?

Possible: Neck issues can cause headaches of different severity however, if these headaches are worse then migraines, I would make sure your physician is aware of the pain. Other medical conditions need to be ruled out and you need to inquire about receiving a CT or/and MRI of the head. I would not blame these headaches on the neck disc unless you already have had an adequate headache work up. Good luck ...Read more

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How long does it take for rods to fuse with your neck bone C6 an c7. I broke my neck a year ago. How long will it take for me to be out of pain fully?

How long does it take for rods to fuse with your neck bone C6 an c7. I broke my neck a year ago. How long will it take for me to be out of pain fully?

Neck pain: Difficult to say. Make sure your surgeon knows about the pain you are having. Patients still on Percocet need to have a frank discussion about the results of the surgery, or the need for further procedures. One year out, the surgery should be healed and if pain persists, a reevaluation should be undertaken. ...Read more

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Herniated neck disc c6-c7. Did physio for 8 weeks. Better, but condition unstable. Still daily pain. Easily restrain neck. What to do to recover fast?

Nothing: There is no fast recovery for spine injuries. The body heals at it's own pace. Even after the initial recovery, you will still need to continue a home program to maintain your improvement. Follow up with your doctor to see if additional therapy or other treatments are needed. ...Read more

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Cant afford titanium diagnosed with disk sequestration c6-c7. Dr plan corpectomy C7 n fusion anterior c6-t1 with gretting. Are der any options? Usin

Cant afford titanium diagnosed with disk sequestration c6-c7. Dr plan corpectomy C7 n fusion anterior c6-t1 with gretting. Are der any options? Usin

Options: Hard to answer without seeing films. However, alternative management with acupuncture has provided my patients with excellent relief even when surgeons want to cut. The most important aspect of choosing an acupuncturist for this is that he/she is knowledgeable of spine medicine: when it spine is stable and when surgical stabilization is essential If stabilization is not an issue, try acupuncture ...Read more

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I had acdf in October on c6/c7 and c7/t1. I ve been really struggling to lift my head from looking down position it's quite scary What could it mean?

I had acdf in October on c6/c7 and c7/t1. I ve been really struggling to lift my head from looking down position it's quite scary What could it mean?

ACDF?: Hello ~ I have no idea. What does acdf mean? Abbreviations are meaningless and NEVER assume the person you are talking to knows what you are talking about! Assume he does not and so abbreviations will not enlighten him! (You'll also be safer!) thanks ...Read more

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I am 62 years old female. Diagnosed with C6/c7 disc bulgs. I am a medical receptionist. Can I continue to work?

I am 62 years old female. Diagnosed with C6/c7 disc bulgs. I am a medical receptionist. Can I continue to work?

Ergonomics: It is very important for people who work for long periods of time on a computer or doing repetitive tasks have an ergonomic work station. Proper alignment is essential for injury prevention. Additionally, intermittent breaks for walking and stretching should be employed. Even people with injuries or other medical conditions can remain effectively employed with proper dynamics. ...Read more

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What to do if I have moderate to severe spinal stenosis in c6- c7?

What to do if I have moderate to severe spinal stenosis in c6- c7?

Depends: How severe?
Symptoms?
Spinal surgery might be of definitive assistance if you have symptoms or have failed conservative treatment. ...Read more

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How long should I need pain management for C6 C7 disc surgery due to MRSA?

MRSA: What I understand you got infection with MRSA after surgery. Then pain should improve with curing the infection.
Talk to the surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes pain/spasms by the shoulder blades 1 week after a C5-C6 C6-C7 ACDF?

The neck is angry @: -the insult both from before the surg from pain & now insulted again by the surg. Its response from these, more so the fusion is also pain & the neck tries 2 stabilize itself by muscle tightening or spasms. The trapezius is a large posterior stabilizer that has large attachments to the scapula & hence the pain. Also pain is referred from those levels 2 that area. Google trapezius & see. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are available treatment options for herniated disk at c6-c7?

Can you tell me what are available treatment options for herniated disk at c6-c7?

There are a few: Non surgical treatment includes physical therapy, oral medications, traction and epidural steroids. Surgery includes disc arthroplasty (artificial disc placement) or fusion of the affected levels. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for "narrowing of the C5 & c6"vertebrae? . ..Or at least relief?

Is there a cure for "narrowing of the C5 & c6"vertebrae? . ..Or at least relief?

Yes: Two kinds of treatment, one conservative by medications and physical therapy. If it failed you could go to surgical treatment which usually they the vertebrae together so it will move. ...Read more

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I just had a C5/C6 and C6/C7 fusion 5 days ago. Will it be safe for me to lay in sun beds 2 weeks after this surgery?

I just had a C5/C6 and C6/C7 fusion 5 days ago. Will it be safe for me to lay in sun beds 2 weeks after this surgery?

Worsened Scar: Ultraviolet light can cause your scar to appear more red than it would have, then if you had protected it. You should protect it from the sun and UV exposure for at least a year. If the appearance doesn't bother you. The sun beds will not effect the fusion itself. ...Read more

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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

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Looking over the findings of my mri, it says: c6-c7 shows a central spur with ventral effacement of the thecal sac. What does that mean exactly?

Degenerative changes: Degenerative changes in the cervical spine cause the vertebral body to form bone spurs. The bone spurs then encroach into the spinal canal. The first thing to happen next is the the structure around the spinal cord is displaced or compress by the spurs. In this case the dural sac that surrounds the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Can C6-C7 nerve impingement cause permanent damage I've had the pain for 10 years it's only recently been diagnosed. Cervical epidural recommended?

Get a diagnosis: Need to get a dx first. Does the pain radiate into the arm? numbness and tingling? MRI or X-ray to r/o infection or tumor and is none a cervical epidural can be offered (indication: neck pain with pain radiation into upper extremity. If no radicular pain, no epidural. Permanent damage usually follows constant neurological symptoms, numbers tingling weakness. ...Read more

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I had a neck epidural injection 2 weeks ago. Why does it still hurt where the injection was given? It was given at C6 c7. Is that usually where given?

I had a neck epidural injection 2 weeks ago. Why does it still hurt where the injection was given? It was given at C6 c7. Is that usually where given?

Yes: That is where the injection usually is given. It's not that unusual to still have some soreness at the injection site. It should be easing up though. If not, contact the physician that administered the injection. ...Read more

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I had CDRC5/C6, C6/C7. large herniated discspinched nerve. Radiculapathy pain through right arm severely but now still having some arm pain is this norm?

I had CDRC5/C6, C6/C7. large herniated discspinched nerve. Radiculapathy pain through right arm severely but now still having some arm pain is this norm?

Varies: Some patients can wake up in recovery room after their surgery with immediate and complete relief in their arm pain. For a variety of reasons, some patients can still have some pain in the arm postoperatively, which should resolve usually by 2-4 weeks postop. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more