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Calcified Ligament In Neck
You can't: An anomaly primarily in Asians. No way to prevent or avoid. If becomes a problem, can be surgically treated. ...Read more
Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?
Lab results: Hello ~ there is no history so impossible to comment. The CRP is non-specific and slightly up and ESR is non specific and slightly raised. Luckily the ANA and RA negative. The changes at ant ramus C2 and dens are nonspecific possibly due to osteo-arthritis. (ANA and RA shd not be routine labs!) If mets or myeloma in dd do bone scan. thanks ...Read more
Inflamed and calcifi:
Retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis is, or acute calcific prevertebral tendonitis a rare disease. The disease is a result of calcium hydroxyapatite deposition in the longus colli muscle and associated inflammation. Classically, the calcification affects the superior oblique portion of the longus colli muscle at the c1-c2 level.
Treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). ...Read more
US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, . 4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?
Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more
I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct
Need evaluation: There are many possible causes for your current symptoms. Although the ct showed "small calcified densities in the thyroid", it still might not be the cause for your difficulty swallowing. The next step would be a thyroid u/s to see if these "densities" are in a nodule and to see how many nodules & how big they are. Get the ct result, sit down with your doc and discuss the next step of evaluation. ...Read more
Ct scan shows small calcific densities measuring 3.5mm in the right lobe of thyroid gland. Any suggestions on what this could be please? I had breast cancer in 08 but no mestateses and n full remission w br ca. Tysvm! I love you guys.
Could calcification of the ligament insertions, leed to swollen lympnodes in the groin? Still same size
What does Heterotopic calcification posterior to the spinous process of C4. Calcification in the anterior longitudinal ligament at C4-5 mean?
Calcium: The term heterotopic ossification (HO) describes bone formation at an abnormal anatomical site, usually in soft tissue. Other than surgically removing the tissue very conservative care is the typical approach. If pain is an issue then you may have to see a specialist. ...Read more
What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver
I call this over reading. But they have to described every thing as they see it.
any way you liver apparently good.
calcification of the falciform ligament has no clinical significance.
discuss with your physician. ...Read more
After fracturing fibula and dislocating ankle joint I have developed sever calcification of the deltoid ligament resulting in chronic pain.?
Your question is?: You have not asked a question. This is a problem you need to discuss with your orthopedist. ...Read more
Can a muscle in neck be reattached or sewn back together if torn? How is the muscle reattached or sewn back together? What about ligaments?
There a several muscles in the neck. It would help me to know which one or ones you are talking about to be more precise.
It all depends on what was the mechanism for the muscle to break. If it was cleanly cut, if the muscle holds sutures, it can be sewn back together. If it was torn by excersise, or destroyed by a bullet. Muscles may have tendons on one or both ends. Ligaments around bonestendons. ...Read more
See surgeon: If the ligaments are truly torn, see an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
How is a torn ligament in the neck treated? I also have disc problems in my neck and upper and lower back issues.
Conservatively: A ligament tear is a sprain. This will usually respond to rest & ice packs, initially. Followed by heat, massages, stretching exercises & otc nsaids. This is then followed by strengthening exercises. When pain free, you should looke into participating in a pilates &/or yoga class. This will provide you with a strong body and help prevent future problems. ...Read more
During a violent assault can violent hair pulling damage ligaments in neck? Head was jerked up and back very forcefully.
Yes: Ligaments connect bone to bone hence play important role in spine stabilization and support. The type of trauma you are describing could lead to ligament injury. Seek care with a physiatrist or spine surgeon. ...Read more
Here like grinding noise when I move my neck, sound like ligaments or something, what can it be. Neck also hurt feel pain on spine cord muscle weak.
A grinding noise or sensation on turning head to either side
can sometimes indicate arthritis in the cervical spine. In some cases, if the sensation is only mild, it may just be the sensation of muscles or ligaments sliding over a bony area.
A history of prior injury to the neck would make cervical arthritis more likely. Please see your physician and get an X-ray of your cervical spine. ...Read more
My left shoulder pops multiple times everytime I move it. It causes extreme pain in my trapezius and neck. Is it loose ligaments? How can I treat it
Shoulder instability: Sounds like you have multidirectional instability of your shoulder. Occasionally physical therapy can strengthen the rotator cuff muscles and stabilize this condition but often and arthroscopic or open shoulder stabilization surgery is necessary. I recommend you consult an orthopedic sports medicine doctor ...Read more
12yrs ago hit back of head - caused torn neck ligament. Noticed dent in head. Could it be undiagnosed head injury? Possibly affect mood/anything else?
Very possible: It very well possible........Get a more detailed answer ›
What can cause your apical ligament tear in your cervical spine if you were never in an accident or had any other neck?
Old injury: It would be unlikely to have a tear like that without some previous injury. At 27, the injury could have been decades ago, but recently discovered. Calcification of injuries is more common in those over 30, so the injury at your age is difficult to "date." ...Read more
Diagnosed with torn ligaments in my right shoulder. On dexedrine30mg. Can it cause the extreme pain I'm experiencing? Right side back/shoulder/neck/arm
Yes: Torn ligaments in the shoulder are painful. See your doctor if the pain persists and if you are having trouble moving your arm like reaching overhead or behind your back. ...Read more
Prolotherapy in addition to pt for spinal neck disc bulge? Does it make sense, tighten ligament to reduce bulge?
On the xray of my neck it showed up as a shadow my right side and front of neck what is some type of calcification please could this be cancer?
I've had neck pain years. So much chiropractic causing inflamed ligaments. Need to wean off of chiropractic. How should I go about this? Cold turkey?
Nerve impingement: Of the neck is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It is treatable condition by a traditional medicine. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
Surgery on neck C5 C6 due to calcification pushing on spinal cord. What is calcification? How and why does calcification get there?
What muscles, ligaments, nerves connect the neck in front down to the belly button? What would pull/tear to cause lost of muscle mass in front?
Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?
Great that you had it checked. Did you have any sort of prior injury to that spot? Even acne can leave a calcification behind after it heals. Did the radiologist recommend repeating the sonogram in 6-12 months? Might help to see if there is a change over time.
Don't worry, but do recheck it. ...Read more
Had xrays done show somesoet of white spot on neck doctor wants mri something about it could be some kind of calcification?
Maybe: The issue is complex, and depends on age, symptoms, medical problems, history, and exam. An MRI should easily help sort this out. Getting the MRI doesn't indicate anything, so don't worry, and wait for the results. Be sure all your questions are answered afterward by whomever ordered the MRI, and whether or not a referral is necessary to a specialist. Hope this helps! ...Read more
6 months pregnancy. 4d report it was found that foetus is having calcification in heart and left side of heart is small. Also cysts is found in neck.?
Ultrasound: These findings are suspicious for fetal chromasomal syndromes. I would recommend evaluation by a maternal fetal medicine physician who can discuss further testing to confirm or rule out a problem. ...Read more
What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst,)now need spleen removed because of calcification on it
Was sucker punched been having headaches/tension, fatigue, anxiety dmx motion xray shows c1 C2 instability, what scan should I do for neck ligaments? Thx
I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When I did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?
It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more
How can I tell if it's joint pain or pain in muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments and/or tendons, etc, nearby (neck, l shoulder, r knee, etc)?
You can't: You need professional evaluation to determineGet a more detailed answer ›
Diagnosed with grade 1 retrolisthesis of neck and ligament laxity, bad head and neck pain is accompanied by elbow, shoulder and knee pain, how to cure it?
Specialist: See an ORTHO spine specialist- many options for you ...Read more
Thoughts on 1.4 cm isoechoic thyroid nodule with peripheral calcification and moderate blood flow. Also round lymph node on other side of neck?
Consult Endocrinedoc: An Endocrinologist is the best doctor to guide you in this matter. This thyroid nodule needs close follow up and will likely require a FNAC (needle biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. But you have sometime to find the right doctor. Such nodules are slow to change, so a follow up evaluation in 6 mo may be another alternative which I am sure your present doctor would have offered as one of your choices ...Read more
Chronic neck, jaw, face, ear, shoulder and other ligament /joint pains but last few months get metallic taste in mouth only when pain comes on, why?
I had CT/Angio of neck they found minimal aortic arch calcification, mild ectasia of the proximal left vertebral artery over a focal segment.
Those findings: Are not significant, if that is the question. ...Read more
Cwk ct, mri: calcification and facet arthropathy of c3-c7. Does this explain pain, spasm in neck, shoulder/shoulder blades, headache, arms, back stifness, difficult/blockade when walking, turn/hold neck?
Hi. I have calcified nodes in my neck. I had this since 2009 after I gave birth. I don't have any medications and sometimes it hurts. What to do?
Nodes: See ENT. Nodes with calcification can be cancerous ...Read more
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