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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.


Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
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Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
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Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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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.


Dr. Roger Frankel
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
24 years in practice
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What's the cervical spine?

Dr. Roger Frankel
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
24 years in practice
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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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Dr. Myra Skluth
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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Why would my cervical spine hurt so much?

Dr. Myra Skluth
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
13 years in practice
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How can you treat a straightening of the cervical spine?

Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
13 years in practice
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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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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
25 years in practice
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Painful cervical spine?

Dr. Douglas Linville II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
25 years in practice
990K people helped
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

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Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
7 years in practice
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How to restore the normal c shape of my cervical spine?

Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
7 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
11 years in practice
746K people helped
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What is VSC of the cervical spine?

Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
11 years in practice
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What??: Not sure if there might be a misspelling, but I am not familiar with a VSC of the cervical spine. If this stands for an acronym, then it is definitely not a widely used acronym. ...Read more

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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What specialist treats cervical spine problems?

Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
13 years in practice
275K people helped

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

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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"what is a cervical spine neuroma, what causes it? And how is it treated?"

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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"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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