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C7 T1 Herniation Symptoms
Symptoms c7/T1 MRI mild posterior disc bulge / mild scollosis can you have cervical Ridiculophy? Would it be both arms & muscle spasm upper spine
Lateral views limited do to overlap w/shoulders c6/7 & c7/t1 suboptimally visualized. Straigtenein of lordotic curv of cerv spine?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is spinal surgery necessary for a disc tear between C7 and t1? Has pt alone been found to be successful for this type of injury?
Had a foraminotomyc6, c7, t1. Dr. Said the disc protusion too hardened to remove.But reroofed to ease pressures.Is a hard disc likely to reherniate?
Hardened Disc: A "hardened" (medically referred to dessicated) disc that has been surgically treated is not likely to herniate again as the reason for the hardening is that the innermost part of the disc has become less compressible and would not likely bulge again. However, post surgery, and with continued "wear-and-tear" other arthritic changes can occur where the bones touch and at ligaments. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
C7-t1 there is a right lateral recess disc protrusion mildly indenting the right ventral cervicothoracic cord. What does this mean?
Small right far lateral dsc protrusion at c7- t1 encroaching the neural foramen and possibly impinging C8 nerve root. Will this require surgery
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›