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Cervical Spine Nerves
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
What is the safest test/procedure to find what parts of body are affected by bulg.disc, stenosis ,pinched nerves in cervical spine?
MRI/EMG: MRI is the gold standard to assess soft tissue in the spine. To localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy, an EMG/nerve conduction study is safe, sensitive, and specific. These tests are often performed together and get the most useful information for physicians to determine best next steps, i.e., conservative management versus surgery. ...Read more
? 's the safest, non addictive pain med 4 pinchd nerves, bulgng discs in cervical spine.w/ pain, numbness n arms & hands? I also take Zoloft (sertraline) &zanflex
How specific can differing levels of spinal compression of the nerves cause other conditions? I have had ant/post Cervical spine fusion & dissection
Very specific: Symptoms are directly related to which nerves or anatomic regions of the spinal cord are being compressed ...Read more
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Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?
Not really.: Spinal CORD runs from brain down spine encased in column of vertebral bones. Spinal NERVE exits between bones providing movement and sensation to a very specific body area. Damage to NERVE can produce loss of function and sensation only in a local area. Damage to CORD can produce loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. Injury above C4 paralyses respiration - often fatal ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the vagus nerve seen on a cervical spine MRI test? If so, if there is an issue with it, how can docs tell on the test?
What kind/level?: First see a rehab doctor or neurologist to be sure physical therapy won't be dangerous. If it isn't serious you are likely to need strengthening of any affected muscles with neck and arm range of motion. Cervical traction is useful for some disc ruptures. Again see the doctor first. You might have something that could cause paraplegia or a tumor or a disc needing surgery or epidural injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needing expert help. I have suffered nerve pain for 20 years after a rta . C6 cervical spine, pain numbness and needles pins?
Cervical radic.: Cervical radiculopathy can present like this. The numbness/tingling would go usually down the arm and into the thumb mostly for a c6 radiculopathy. A cervical epidural steroid injection can help tremendously for this. Surgery may be needed, but and esi and pt and oral anti-inflammatories should usually be tried first. Seek out an interventional pm;r or anesthesia pain physician in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having severe pain in my cervical spine on the left side radiating down my left arm and leaving a tingling feeling in my fingers. Pinched nerve?
I was on Pregabalin for a month to manage cervical spine nerve pain. Now I am good. However I have scalp pulsating sensation started past 2 weeks.
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
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