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Doctor insights on: C7 T1 Herniation Symptoms

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If symptoms in arm still persist after anterior distectomy with fusion and plates c7 t1 does it mean that there is irreversible nerve damage ?

If symptoms in arm still persist after anterior distectomy with fusion and plates c7 t1  does it mean that there is irreversible nerve damage ?

Don't despair: The surgery may well have prevented further damage, but reversal of pre-existing problems may take time. Nerve damage may reverse, if optimal, at a speed of 0.1mm daily or speed of fingernail growth. Physical therapy has some potential, and exercise may restore part of this. An EMG test can tell if there is re-innervation and peripheral nerve sprouting. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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 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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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?

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 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 have 2 mm of subluxation & bulging disc in C7-T1. Is that pinching my nerve in my neck?

Possibly: Consider PT, mild anti- inflammatory medication and passive range of motion exercises. Consult your orthopedic expert. ...Read more