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Symptoms c7/T1 MRI mild posterior disc bulge / mild scollosis can you have cervical Ridiculophy? Would it be both arms & muscle spasm upper spine

Symptoms c7/T1 MRI  mild posterior disc bulge / mild scollosis  can you have  cervical Ridiculophy?  Would it be both arms & muscle spasm upper  spine

Possible: based on the MRI your disk does not seem too significant. However if this happened acutely it is certainly possible that you can get upper extremity radiculitis or radiculopathy as well as back muscle spasm. ...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?

Xray interpretation: Sounds like they dont see the base of your neck because your shoulders are in the way. Common. Straightening lordotic curve is almost always from spasm of the muscles. Doesn't your doctor explain any of this? (rhetorical question). ...Read more

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How common is it to herniate the c3/c4 disc and the c7-t1. Are either particularly a dangerous place to herniate and why ?

Ortho question: c3-4 is not as common as c8-t1 for herniation, both are dangerous due to the function lost by severe herniation, for example, a c3-4 herniation could leave a person without diaphragm function and ventilator dependent ...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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What can cause a far right lateral disc protrusion at c7/t1 encroaching the neural foramen and why clinical correlation suggested?

What can cause a far right lateral disc protrusion at c7/t1 encroaching the neural foramen and why clinical correlation suggested?

This is medical ....: ...speak. A radiologist who R often specialized in neuo-radiology reads an MR & only reports 2 the provider. A far lateral disk protrusion is usually closed by some trauma, @ times just a sneeze. Clinical correlation means the provider should determine if this is the cause of symptoms U may have. If not, no problem, but a far lat effects the nerve root above where 1 would usually C. ...Read more

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Small right far lateral dsc protrusion at c7- t1 encroaching the neural foramen and possibly impinging C8 nerve root. Will this require surgery ?

Small right far lateral dsc protrusion at c7- t1 encroaching the neural foramen and possibly impinging C8 nerve root.  Will this require surgery 
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More likely than not: BUT first things first!!! An epidural injection by a INTERVENTIONAL PAIN EXPERT would be my first step! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral to a Pain Clinic Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Pateint with anterolithiasis c7/t1 and c4-6 anterior spinal fixation, how regularly would you have to follow up with c-spine xrays? Monthly? Yearly?

Pateint with anterolithiasis c7/t1 and c4-6 anterior spinal fixation, how regularly would you have to follow up with c-spine xrays? Monthly? Yearly?

Depends: If you are not having any problems with your neck or neurological issues (numbness, tingling, weakness, balance problems, loss of hand dexterity), no x-rays are needed. If you are having issues, see your spinal specialist (the one who did the surgery), your pcp, or another spinal specialist (if you are no longer seeing the surgeson). ...Read more

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Acdf at c5-t1 vs. Plan:c5-c7. Doc went down vs. Up. Severe pain/loss mobility. C7-t1 not fused. C3-5 rare/rapid adj level fail.Can c7-t1 be reversed?

Acdf at c5-t1 vs. Plan:c5-c7. Doc went down vs. Up. Severe pain/loss mobility. C7-t1 not fused. C3-5 rare/rapid adj level fail.Can c7-t1 be reversed?

Not comfortably: I can't concieve of a set of symptoms or circumstances that would result in a 5 level cervical fusion we all need to review the indications for acdf. I obviously dont have all the information and this is a complex case in general . Fusion reversals for fuse short rod long days in trauma lead to cont pain. ...Read more

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Partial fusion of C7 and t1 vertebral bodies with rudimentary intervening disk and bony fusion of right facet joint. is this serious? implications?

Partial fusion of C7 and t1 vertebral bodies with rudimentary intervening disk and bony fusion of right facet joint. is this serious? implications?

See a Neurosurgeon -: who will examine you and take it from there. Without knowing how all this is affecting you, it'll be difficult for anyone to answer your questions. You were born with these and it might be causing some stiffness in your neck motion(maybe!!), otherwise I don't think it'll be causing anything else. Good Luck. ...Read more

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