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Yes: There is definitely an entity known as cervical vertigo. The spondylosis of the neck may send electrical stimuli to the central nucleus of the 5th cranial nerve and from there connections to the vestibular nuclei. Therapy aimed at the spondylosis could relieve the vertigo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cord compression due: To disc issue in the neck region usually with degenerative disc disease ; a small spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury can accelerate degenerative changes ; smokers accelerate this rate 4x over a nonsmoker. A herniated large disc can cause a myelopathy which is cord compression but it is most often associated with degeneration leading to a too narrow spinal canal for the cord. ...Read more
Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"
Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?
Ubiquitous: Degenerative neck and back pain is akin to wrinkles in the skin. Age happens, and the alternative (bring aging to a grinding halt with death) is not appealing. Accept some aches and pain, use nsaid's/tylenol to control, salonpas hot patches, strengthen the core, consider mckenzie pt (doc's rx needed). If persistent, further evaluation. Should not be life altering under most circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controllable: Controllable yes, curable no. Check with your neurologist for the best treatments. Options include medication, Botox injections, nerve ablation or deep brain stimulation. If your general neurologist finds this difficult have them send you to a movement disorder specialist. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause cervical spondylosis, central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?
Myelopathy?: Cervical myelopathy means the symptoms due to pressure on the spinal cord from stenosis or disc herniations. This can be reversible with intervention such as surgery. However, without treatment is typically does tend to progress with weakness, numbness, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Precancerous cells: Dysplasia of the cervix are cells which are showing cellular changes consistent with pre-cancerous lesions. They are graded as low-grade (atypia or cin-1) or high-grade (cin 2, 3, or carcinoma in situ). Low grade cells can be followed while high grade lesions need to be identified (colposcopy) & removed (leep or cone biopsy). ...Read more
Precancer of cervix: Cin is a precancerous condition of the cervix. It is almost always caused by the human papilloma virus (genital warts). There are several strains of this virus. Some of them cause actual warts, and others don't cause warts but insert their dna into the host (that means you), causing cellular changes that can go on to become cervical cancer. ...Read more
Encroachment: Any condition limiting space for the nerves causes encroachment. A herniated disc would cause encroachment. A bone spur would also cause. Encroachment does not imply pressure, or severity, or the presence of symptoms. ...Read more
A common procedure: Cervical spinal fusion for a herniated cervical disc is a common procedure done by neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons. There are certainly risks to the surgery, but in the proper hands the outcomes are excellent. You also need to evaluate the situation and ensure that the symptoms can be treated effectively with the fusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are unrelated: Cervical and lumbar spondylosis is the description for the natural aging process of the spine in the neck and back respectively revealing degenerative changes on imaging studies and has no bearing on hemidystonia which arises from other usually non spinal etiologies. Having these age related changes in the spine usually results in no symptoms. ...Read more