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Cervical X Ray
Having neck and back pain.. Cervical X-ray showed spasm. I have diziness light headedness imbalance. Some people say its anxiety. Left side feels weak?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
On an of my cervical x-rays it was noted that there is a cervical carotid calcification. History of fainting. Whats next step? Should i be concerned
Carotid Doppler: Calcification of the carotid wall is a manifestation of atherosclerosis and may be associated with a significant degree of narrowing (stenosis) which can have implications for the blood supply to the brain. Carotid doppler is a good next step to evaluate the flow in the carotid and vertebral arteries and screen for stenosis. Results will determine next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical spine X-ray 5 views and lumber spine X-ray 5 views (no lead shield). Should i be worried about the radiadtion and my future health?
Cervical spine X-ray results show prevertebral soft tissues are unremarkable. What does this mean?
Quite hard lump-like sensation (kind of deep below surface) within back of neck, off-center to the left. Can feel it with slightly deep palpation. Physician did cervical spine x-ray = negative; and ultrasound = inconclusive. Should I be concerned?
Hard lump-like sensation (a bit deep below surface) within back of neck, off-center to the left. Feel it with slightly deep palpation. Physician did cervical spine x-ray = negative; and ultrasound = inconclusive (contrast, resolution etc).
Second opinion: It could be a lymph node, lipoma, cyst or a cancerous tumor (hopefully not). MRI can be done, if your PCP feels appropriate, for further evaluation if results so far have been inconclusive. You can also consult a general surgeon before deciding about having MRI done, since MRI involves exposure to significant amount of radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am suprised that the specialists at ER couldnt identify my collapsed/bulging/herniated cervical discs by x rays, wouldnt they show up on x ray?
Everytime I swallow my neck contracts one side and gets stiff last few months. ENT normal. Head is even and X-ray cervical normal. Can it be dystonia?
Possibly: I assume by "ENT normal" you have been evaluated by an ENT with a full head & neck exam and fiberoptic laryngoscopy? A barium esophagram may also be helpful given the association with swallowing. Assuming all normal, I would see a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders. Botox injections can be helpful in cervical dystonia. Deep brain stimulation is also showing promise in severe cases. ...Read more
I had an X-ray of my back and it shows some straightening of the cervical spine and osteoarthrits. I'm 28 yrs old. What are some options for me?
Several: It is unusual for a 28 year old to have cervical arthritis unless significant trauma has occurred. The straightening indicates muscle spasm suggest physical therapy for the neck, judicious use of anti-inflammatory and pain medications and careful attention to posture and trauma avoidance. If symptoms persist you should see a rheumatologist as this may indicate the presence of inflammatory disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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