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How can you avoid or slow down the neck longitudinal ligament calcification?

How can you avoid or slow down the neck longitudinal ligament calcification?

You can't: An anomaly primarily in Asians. No way to prevent or avoid. If becomes a problem, can be surgically treated. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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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?

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

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is retro-pharyngeal calcific tendinitis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is retro-pharyngeal calcific tendinitis?

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

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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

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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

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

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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.

Many things: Thyroid calcifications are relatively common. Some of them are an indication of thyroid cancer. The first thing to do is to get a neck ultrasound, which is better than ct in visualizing the thyroid, and thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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Which would be a effective treatment for calcification of the left iliolumbar ligament?

Which would be a effective treatment for calcification of the left iliolumbar ligament?

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is a good option used to help restore normal function and decrease pain associated back pain. This may include stretching, strengthening weak muscles, use of heat/ice, as well as education to help prevent the recurrence of pain. ...Read more

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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

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What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver

Nothing: 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

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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How to treat torn ligaments in the neck spine area?

How to treat torn ligaments in the neck spine area?

See surgeon: If the ligaments are truly torn, see an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How is a torn ligament in the neck treated? I also have disc problems in my neck and upper and lower back issues.

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

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During a violent assault can violent hair pulling damage ligaments in neck? Head was jerked up and back very forcefully.

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

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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.

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.

Possible arthritis: 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

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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

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

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What is the name of an imaging test (s), if any, that a general md can order that will clearly show soft tissue like ligaments and muscles in the neck?

MRI: Mri would show the ligaments and muscles of the neck. But there are very few reasons to get this type of a neck mri. A serious injury requiring some sort of repair of these muscles is very rare, so it would definitely be best to discuss your specifics with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause your apical ligament tear in your cervical spine if you were never in an accident or had any other neck?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Surgery on neck C5 C6 due to calcification pushing on spinal cord. What is calcification? How and why does calcification get there?

Surgery on neck C5 C6 due to calcification pushing on spinal cord. What is calcification? How and why does calcification get there?

Build up of calcium: The abnormal build up of hard calcium occurs in several situations. In this case it is likely that the calcium has been drawn in due to unequal mechanichal forces on elements of the spine. We call this dystrophic calcification. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Neck lump: 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

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Had xrays done show somesoet of white spot on neck doctor wants mri something about it could be some kind of calcification?

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

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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.?

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

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What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst,)now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst,)now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

Calcifications: Have you been worked up by a physician for this issue? Calcification can be due to electrolyte abnormalities in the body as well as diet, genetics, alcohol intake, medications, etc... Consider seeing an endocrinologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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

See a: Neurosurgeon. If a chiropractor diagnosed instability I would suggest seeing a neurosurgeon for a second opinion. Flexion/extension views of the spine and MRI may be required for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

2 separate condition: 1. Dysgeusia is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems and treatments. 2. TMJ disorder. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for proper diagnosis and treatment. Take care. ...Read more