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Cervical spine pain and sensitive to touch. My bones feel like they are crunching together. What do I do?

Cervical spine pain and sensitive to touch. My bones feel like they are crunching together. What do I do?

See a doctor: See a doctor who specializes in these problems. That could be a physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehab), orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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 ...Read more


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Needing expert help. I have suffered nerve pain for 20 years after a rta . C6 cervical spine, pain numbness and needles pins?

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 more

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Is it possible after a cervical spine MRI to have woes headaches than before? That's why i had one done cuz of back pain and headaches

Is it possible after a cervical spine MRI to have woes headaches than before? That's why i had one done cuz of back pain and headaches

Not bcs MRI: Mri itself will not contribute to your disease. You headaches could worsen due to the progression of the disease. ...Read more

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Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

See Spine Specialist: Many people have anatomical variances in their spine like you, however not everyone of those people has or will have pain. Since this has been bothering you enough, i would suggest seeing a pain ; spine specialist to see what exactly is bothering you to see what they can do to help with your pain. ...Read more

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Why my very severe cervical spine pain does not reflect on an mri. Surgeon reluctant to do surgery at high-level / poor outcome? Frustrated, want a life again.

Why my very severe cervical spine pain does not reflect on an mri. Surgeon reluctant to do surgery at high-level / poor outcome? Frustrated, want a life again.

Understand .: Understand your frustration. Few things you should understand, first, i agree that every neck or cervical pain doesn't need surgery. Second let someone else review your mri, may be even you need a good MRI with contrast.Third, if above is normal, then consult pain management specialists. ...Read more

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Can a person get cervical and thoracic spine pain after a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?

Can a person get cervical and thoracic spine pain after a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?

Yes: It is not that common but can be seen. The pain should be transient and short lived. If worsening, accompanied by headaches, fevers, weakness in the extremities, the doctor should be notified immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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