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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Cervical Spine (Overview)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in a suspected trauma situation.


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Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Cervical spine compression of nerve?

See below.: Compression of spinal nerves can occur in the cervical spine from a disc herniation or bone spurs. Patients often present with arm pain, numbness, and or weakness. If you have these symptoms, i would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Cervical Spine (Overview)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in a suspected trauma situation.


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What's the cervical spine?

The neck: The cervical spine is made up of the seven vertebrae below the skull. These seven vertebrae make up the bones of the neck. ...Read more

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Why would my cervical spine hurt so much?

Why would my cervical spine hurt so much?

Whiplash; weightlift: A mva causing a jolt fro behind can cause it. Heavy weight lifting can lead to cervical strain or can cause herniated disc. If you have tingling or numbness in arms, you need to consult md right away. ...Read more

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How can you treat a straightening of the cervical spine?

Symptoms?: It depends on your symptoms. If you have none, there is no reason for any treatment. If you are having symptoms, so a neurosurgeon after a MRI for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What specialist treats cervical spine problems?

Spine specialists: These include neurosurgeons, pain doctors, rehab doctors, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists. ...Read more

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What are some good rehab excersises for cervical spine injuries?

What are some good rehab excersises for cervical spine injuries?

Varies: Specific exercises will vary depending on your cerival spine injury. However, exercises that focus on proper posture of the spine, interscapular strengthening and core strengthening wil help support the spine and reduce forces to the injury. Make sure to have an evaluation from a physician and a physical therapist first to customize your program. ...Read more

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"what is a cervical spine neuroma, what causes it? And how is it treated?"

"what is a cervical spine neuroma, what causes it? And how is it treated?"

Benign nerve growth: A neuroma is a benign tumor or overgrowth of nerve cells which may grow from the nerve or be due to a focal injury. Neuromas can occur anywhere a nerve is. A cervical spine neuroma arises from nerves exiting the spine in the neck region. Many are small, and cause no problem. Larger ones or ones affecting muscle and pain function need evaluation. Your neurologist can help. ...Read more

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Can you do exercises to mitigate cervical spine (neck) problems?

Yes: A physical therapist is a good place to start for treatment of neck pain. They can help with strengthening and stretching activities along with cervical traction which can help symptoms quite a bit! ...Read more

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What does posterior osteophytic spurring of the cervical spine do?

What does posterior osteophytic spurring of the cervical spine do?

Grind creak and hurt: Can also be asymptomatic don't confuse image findings for a diagnosis to mak a diagnosis you need three parts history physical exam clinical impression confirmed on a appropriate image selected for known sensitivity and spe cficity for the diagnosis you are looking for. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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