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Cervical Spine (Definition)

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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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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Raising a Child with Down Syndrome (Tip)

Raising a Child with Down Syndrome

Instability of the upper cervical spine occurs in 10-20% of Down syndrome children. ...See more

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Living with Spine Curvature (Checklist)

Visit an osteopathic doctor (DO) to do baseline study
Yearly
Have regular OMT
Monthly
Get orthotics to help gait/posture
Yearly
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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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Quit smoking (Tip)

Quit smoking

Smoking can increase your risk of cervical cancer. ...See more

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Living with Spine Curvature (Checklist)

Work on core exercises to improve strength
daily
Improve flexibility with stretching exercises.
daily
Yoga and massage are good to add to your regimen.
weekly
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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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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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