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Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Maybe: Cervical radiculopathy can arise from various causes that pinch a nerve in the neck. A disk herniation is a common cause. Other causes include bone spurs that form over time that narrow the hole through which the nerves exit the spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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Radiculopathy (Definition)

Also called “pinched nerve root,” this occurs when a spinal nerve root is compressed, inflamed, or damaged, causing symptoms of pain, numbness or weakness. Often, nerve roots are affected in the neck or in the lower back. This leads to symptoms that affect certain regions of ...Read more


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Contemplating surgery. I have type II diabetes, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy. Abnormal nerve conduction Multileveled bilateral acute on chronic cervical radiculopathy.Correlate EMG findings with cervical spine MRI. Severe sens

Contemplating surgery. I have type II diabetes, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy. Abnormal nerve conduction Multileveled bilateral acute on chronic cervical radiculopathy.Correlate EMG findings with cervical spine MRI. Severe sens

Double Crush: Sounds like you may have what's known as "double crush" phenomenon. Both cervical spine and entrapment of the ulnar/median nerve causing symptoms. Certainly, carpal tunnel and/or cubital tunnel release is easier and less risky than neck surgery and usually considered before neck surgery. Unfortunately, diabetes puts you at high risk for recurrence of carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Generalised OA (x-Ray hands feet knees hip clavicle, MRI spine) dry eyes/mouth, history hypermobility, lumbar/cervical stenosis radiculopathy TMJD diverticulitis prolapses FUO - but seronegative and comprehensive blood tests always normal. Any ideas?

Generalised OA (x-Ray hands feet knees hip clavicle, MRI spine) dry eyes/mouth, history hypermobility, lumbar/cervical stenosis radiculopathy TMJD diverticulitis prolapses FUO - but seronegative and comprehensive blood tests always normal. Any ideas?

Explanation: My suggestion that you generalized OA mostly degenerative disease, not the inflammation. And blood work so far remains normal. History of hyper mobility could be reason of early degenerative changes in multiple joins. ...Read more

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What's the cervical spine?

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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What is VSC of the cervical spine?

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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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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Can car accident straighten your cervical spine?

Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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What happens if my cervical spine fusion does not fuse?

What happens if my cervical spine fusion does not fuse?

Cervical fusion: If a cervical spine fusion does not heal/fuse this is called a pseudoarthrosis. A cervical pseudoarthrosis can often be stable and not painful and does not always need treatment. If it is a painful pseudoarthrosis then an additional surgery can be done to make the level fuse. This usually involves a posterior fusion (placing screws and fusing from the back of the neck in addition to the front). ...Read more

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What can I do to treat cervical spine uncinate spurring?

What can I do to treat cervical spine uncinate spurring?

Depends on your: Level of symptoms. Generally, simple stretching and range of motion exercises especially in a hot shower can help. Isometric exercises as well as postural adjustments can be beneficial otc meds can help if no contraindications to their use. Smoking cessation is important. ...Read more

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Can i do push-ups or planks if i have cervical spine issues?

Can i do push-ups or planks if i have cervical spine issues?

Neck pain: Yes. Isometric exercises are excellent to build core muscle strength. A physical trainer or physical therapist can provide you with an exercise regimen that is safe. If a particular exercise makes the neck or back pain worse then refrain from doing that exercise. ...Read more

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How long could it take to recover from cervical spine fusion?

How long could it take to recover from cervical spine fusion?

3 months: Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion. Average time for a complete recovery is 3 months. Check out spine health.Com. ...Read more

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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

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What is the best specialist in treating cervical spine problems?

What is the best specialist in treating cervical spine problems?

Spine specialist: Spine specislist.... Spinal surgeon. I think that the initial evaluation should begin with your family doctor. There are many causes of neck pain. Once the correct diagnosis is established then if needed you will be referred to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What does posterior osteophytic spurring of the cervical spine do?

What does posterior osteophytic spurring of the cervical spine do?

Grind creak and hurt: Can also be asymptomatic don't confuse image findings for a diagnosis to mak a diagnosis you need three parts history physical exam clinical impression confirmed on a appropriate image selected for known sensitivity and spe cficity for the diagnosis you are looking for. ...Read more

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What is meant by posterior osteophytic spurring of the cervical spine?

What is meant by posterior osteophytic spurring of the cervical spine?

Bone spurs: Posterior osteophytic spurs of the cervical spine are bone spurs around the back of the disc space and in front of the spinal cord. They are normal findings in age related degenerative disease but they may cause pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots. Pressure on a nerve may cause pain, weakness or numbness. Spinal cord compression may cause pain and loss of coordination or other symptoms. ...Read more

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"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

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What can cause cervical spine instability and what would be the symptoms ?

Varies : Cervical spine instability can be caused by injury, arthritic degeneration, and ligamentous laxity. Symptoms vary, but can include neck pain, headaches, and possibly pain running into the arm. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have degeneration of cervical spine, how can I treat it?

Check an X-Ray: At 42 years old you are likely to have some degenerative changes of the spine. If you need to confirm this a simple x-ray of the neck is the easiest way. It is generally treated initially with stretching and strengthening exercises. Maintaining good fitness, not smoking and good ergonomics will help slow progression. ...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


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