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Doctor insights on: C7 Transverse Processes Are Moderately Prominent Bilaterally

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Sir ,i am suffering with pain in neck and head.i went thru x-ray for the same.. in report "transverse process of C7 is prominent bilateral" .

Sir ,i am suffering with pain in neck and head.i went thru x-ray for the same.. in report "transverse process of C7 is prominent bilateral" .

Incidental: That is an anatomic variant which would not cause symptoms, really what you say is an incidental finding. If symptoms persist may need an MRI to look into it further. ...Read more

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My X-ray of the cervical spine showed "bilateral prominent transverse processes of c7" what does that mean and should I be worried about it? Thank you

Arm symptoms?: Enlargement of the C7 transverse process can be associated with thoracic outlet syndrome and is a more subtle finding similar to the presence of a true cervical rib. Classic tos symptoms involve the lower trunk of the brachial plexus with numbness and pain extending into the 4th and 5th digits of the hand and hand weakness. ...Read more

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My Chest X-ray "there are very small bilateral either C7 cervical rib or mildly prominent transverse processes at C7." What does this mean?

My Chest X-ray "there are very small bilateral either C7 cervical rib or mildly prominent transverse processes at C7." What does this mean?

Usually coincidental: But if you have compression over the brachial plexus in the shoulder, causing neurogenic or vascular thoracic outlet syndrome, leading to arm pain, numbness, weakness, then a question of mechanical effect is relevant. Sometimes, surgical excision is the best solution for such an impact. ...Read more

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My mother's cervical spine x-ray's report impression: "Prominent transverse processes of c7 vertebra." My Mother details: Age: 50 years Weight: 53 Kg?

Context?: What's the context of the need for a cervical x-ray? Was there trauma? Have there been neurologic symptoms? Since presumably a doctor ordered the test, please discuss with that doctor for any interpretation based on the history and physical examination prompting the xray. ...Read more

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What is a "right C7 transverse process fracture and 1st rib fracture"?

What is a "right C7 transverse process fracture and 1st rib fracture"?

Trauma: Cervical spine 7 th lateral portion of vertebrae

first thoracic rib
are near each other
takes a lot to break these- tough bones. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan of cervical spine and discovered there is asymmetry of C6 transverse apophysis and prominent transverse apohysis in c7. Plse explain?

I had a CT scan of cervical spine and discovered there is asymmetry of C6 transverse apophysis and prominent transverse apohysis in c7. Plse explain?

Trying 2 B thoracic: The prominent C7 transverse process is a cervical rib. Usually very small, larger 1s with arm symptoms can cause tos &may require excision. Very poor image. It may b an incidental finding, but if u have ssx of thoracic outlet syndrome (tso)....May b 1 that needs excision. ...Read more

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Bilateral disc osteophyte complexes are present in the neural foramina. Most significant at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels. What does this mean? Thanks

Bilateral disc osteophyte complexes are present in the neural foramina. Most significant at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels. What does this mean? Thanks

Bone spurs: bone spurs crowding neck nerve degenerative changes may cause a certain pattern of arm pain or may be asymptomatic needs to be correlated to symptoms may mean nothing if asymptomatic ...Read more

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C4-c5 severe right neural foramen narrowing, mod left. C5-c6 mod bilateral narrowing. C6-c7 severe bilateral narrowing. Cause of chronic chest pain?

C4-c5 severe right neural foramen narrowing, mod left. C5-c6 mod bilateral  narrowing. C6-c7 severe bilateral narrowing. Cause of chronic chest pain?

Probably not: It is probably not from your neck or cervical spine. However; it could be from thoracic spine. Consider having it evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have broad based disc bulge C5 C6 C7 effacing CSF on the anterior spinal cord there is bilateral neurofora?

What to do if I have broad based disc bulge C5 C6 C7 effacing CSF on the anterior spinal cord there is bilateral neurofora?

Depends on symptoms: You are describing a radiographic finding. Many times, people have disc bulges and no symptoms, in which case nothing needs to be done. If you are having neck pain or arm pain or numbness/weakness of the arms, then treatment with therapy to reduce the disc bulge and relieve pressure on the nerve roots or medication for the symptoms may be indicated. ...Read more

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23 year old female -bilateral hand numbness mri:cervical strain/torticoilis posterior disk bulges. C5-c6 (2 mm) and c6-c7 (1-2 mm) levels docs say di?

23 year old female -bilateral hand numbness
mri:cervical strain/torticoilis 
posterior disk bulges. C5-c6 (2 mm) and c6-c7 (1-2 mm) levels
docs say di?

Numbness: Numbness in the hands may be caused from compression at several areas including the neck and carpal tunnel. A detailed exam with nerve study will help decide where the problem is located. Patients with compression of the nerve at both the carpal tunnel and the neck may benefit from carpal tunnel surgery first as it is most likely the primary cause as a recent article this month demonstrates. ...Read more

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Impression: status post cervical fusion at c5-c6-c7. Prominent anterior osteophytes are noted at the nonfused upper cervical levels. What it m?

Bone spur: They are describing bone spurs on the front part of the cervical spine. Common finding. Usually seen at a level of degenerative changes from spondylosis. Check out Spine-health.com. ...Read more

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Spondylosis and stenosis as well as encroachment on intervertebral foramina at c5/c6 and c6/c7 levels w/ significant cord edema with narrowing most prominent in the saggital diameter. Do i need surg ?

Spondylosis and stenosis as well as encroachment on intervertebral foramina at c5/c6 and c6/c7 levels w/ significant cord edema with narrowing most prominent in the saggital diameter. Do i need surg ?

Possible: Only neurosurgeon or spine surgeon who saw you and your MRI can answer this question, when taking in consideration physical exam, severity of symptoms and anatomical changes. ...Read more

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CordCompression @C5-C6 (bone spurs), Cord compression @C6-C7 due to prominent central disc extrusion w/ inferior migration.Serious?Cause shoulderPain?

CordCompression @C5-C6 (bone spurs), Cord compression @C6-C7 due to prominent central disc extrusion w/ inferior migration.Serious?Cause shoulderPain?

Cord compression: The typical treatment of patients with cervical cord compression and myelomalacia is decompression and fusion. The approach anteriorly or posteriorly is decided on by the neurosurgeon performing based on anatomy, prior surgery, or other medical problems. ...Read more

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Where is C7 t 1 in your neck?

Where is C7 t 1 in your neck?

GOOD Question!: Just above Where you feel the prominence on your back of the Neck. At the junction of Neck and Back. There are 7 vertebrae in Cervical spine and this is the last one:-) ...Read more

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Grade 1 anterolisthesis C7 on t 1 what area does that affect?

Grade 1  anterolisthesis   C7 on t 1  what  area does that affect?

Most likely: The cause is mild movement of C7 on t1 because of degenerative changes in the disc/posterior bony structures of the c7/t1 fact articulation. This may produce no symptoms or may be a cause of neck/arm pain. Your symptoms have to be correlated with the results of the scan. ...Read more

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Deformity of spinous C7 what's that mean?

Deformity of spinous C7 what's that mean?

Perhaps it: Represents old trauma (fracture) or something you were born with (congenital). In either event the finding is likely not a cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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How long until heavy lifting after c5-c7 fusion?

Post-op instructions: When you were discharged, you should have gotten discharge instructions. Read them. I bet your answer is there. If not contact your surgeon for specific. ...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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Can a hemanginoma on C7 be a MS lesion?

Can a hemanginoma on C7 be a MS lesion?

No,: hemangiomas are common incidental findings that occur in the bones of the vertebra, usually the vertebral bodies. MS lesions occur in the spinal cord. ...Read more

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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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Can a car accident aggravate C7 radiculopathy?

Can a car accident aggravate C7 radiculopathy?

Whiplash: Cervical strain ie 'whiplash' can aggravate any preexisting condition in the neck including radiculopathy or changes in the disc. Usually nsaids or Medrol (methylprednisolone) will best treat the symptoms. ...Read more