Rated 5.0/5 based on 25 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Cervical Spine

Share
Dr. Thomas Dowling
202 doctors shared insights

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.


1

1
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Robert Meislin
Board Certified
30 years in practice
481K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Thomas Dowling
202 doctors shared insights

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.


2

2
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Robert Meislin
Board Certified
30 years in practice
481K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
4

4
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
5

5
Painful cervical spine?

Painful cervical spine?

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 more

Get help from a doctor now ›
6

6
How to restore the normal c shape of my cervical spine?

Stretching and: Strengthening of the cervical paraspinals. One of the main causes of cervical straightening is cervical paraspinal spasms. Correct these and tis will often help return the lordotic curvature to your cervical spine. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Robert Meislin
Board Certified
30 years in practice
481K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
8

8
What specialist treats cervical spine problems?

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
9

9
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
10

10
"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

Get help from a doctor now ›

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


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Robert Meislin
Board Certified, sports medicine
30 years in practice
481K people helped
Continue
68,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook