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I have congenital fused cervical vertebrae and occipital neuralgia. Getting dizzy when I turn my head certain ways. (Resting or walking) Typical sx?

Neck pain: Congenial fusion of cervical vertebrae is common and can lead to stress on adjacent segments. One of the most common variants is the Klippel-Feil Syndrome where the second and third vertebral bodies are fused. Occipital neuralgia and dizziness are common symptoms related to this congenital variant. Physical therapy and cortisone injections can relieve the pain. ...Read more

Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


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Could it be Klippel-feil syndrome? At 12yrs old, learned I have congenital (45degree) cervicothoracic scoliosis w/congenital cervical fusion.

Could it be Klippel-feil syndrome? At 12yrs old, learned I have congenital (45degree) cervicothoracic scoliosis w/congenital cervical fusion.

YES: The fusion of any two cervical verterbrae can be an expression of Klippel-Feil Syndrome and the scoliosis can be due to the effects of the fusion on the normal S shaped curving of the spine....Hope this helps!

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Can my son play football if he has congenital fusion of c5-c6 and partial fusion of c2-c3 vertebral bodies? He has been playing for 7 years w/no issue

Can my son play football if he has congenital fusion of c5-c6 and partial fusion of c2-c3 vertebral bodies? He has been playing for 7 years w/no issue

Football: Your question is not one that can be answered on a health blog. Your son should be evaluated by a health team consisting of an orthopedist, neurologist, and possibly a neurosurgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can there be a pillow that can help with degenerative changes at cervical vertebrae?

Can there be a pillow that can help with degenerative changes at cervical vertebrae?

Many pillow promises: I have degenerative changes in my neck. Different things are going to work for different people. Learning to sleep on your back is the best thing to do. I was a stomach sleeper and had to learn back/side sleeping. Then you need o find a pillow that fits your body to keep your neck straight at night. I use a memory foam neck pillow, but your needs will depend on your body. ...Read more

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Who is the foremost specialist in the world on nonscoliotic congenital abnormalties of the spine in shape or extra vertebrae?

Who is the foremost specialist in the world on nonscoliotic congenital abnormalties of the spine in shape or extra vertebrae?

Depends on who you: Ask but a fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic spine surgeon will fit your needs in terms of evaluating and treating a spinal deformity. In your area, you can start with your own doctor for a referral or at the nearest university medical center. ...Read more

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What causes a fused cervical vertebrae?

Fusion: A cervical vertebra can fuse for many reasons.
They can be that way from birth (congenital)
They can occasionally fuse from long term disc collapse (spondylosis)
Or they can be fused with a surgical procedure (cervical fusion surgery). ...Read more

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Can you please explain what is an abscess on your neck? By the cervical Vertebrae.?

An abcess is: A collection of pus. It doesn't matter where it is. The location just may make it more difficult to treat as it may be harder to drain. .. ...Read more

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Please Help!!! My neck hurts on the back, kinda like where my cervical vertebrae is when I touch it it's uncomfortable, should I be concerned???

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Please Help!!! My neck hurts on the back, kinda like where my cervical vertebrae is when I touch it it's uncomfortable, should I be concerned???

Hurting neck: What did you do to get that hurt? Fracture? Abscess? Strain? Better see your primary care doctor about this soon. May need an x-ray or CT or MRI. ...Read more

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What joints can be found at the top of the cervical vertebrae?

Axis, atlas: And the occiput

http://www. Physio-pedia. Com/Cervical_Instability#Clinically_Relevant_Anatomy

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Is a congenital anomaly in the cervix is dangerous?

Is a congenital anomaly in the cervix is dangerous?

It depends: Your question is not very precise. I would answer that if your congenital anomaly is about structure only and does not pose increase risk for bleeding or is not an obstruction probably not. However may pose risk for getting pregnant or maintaining pregnancy. If by congenital anomaly you mean some kind of dysplasia it may be dangerous. You really have to ask your doctor who knows more about you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cervical and lumbar vertebrae?

Location location: Do you mean besides location, size and amount of motion they have? ...Read more

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Do you know if a congenital anomaly in the cervix is dangerous?

Do you know if a congenital anomaly in the cervix is dangerous?

Depends: If you have a stenotic cervix or double cervix, you may have other anomalies that may warrant a full work up. ...Read more

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Hello my mother suffers from cervical vertebrae sliding How to deal with?

This is usually a: Sign of degenerative changes in the spine. She should get it evaluated if she has progressive symptoms of pain &/or is causing weakness, numbness, tingling or pain in the arms or if she is having balance issues. Otherwise, OTC meds can help as can not smoking, sleeping with a flat type pillow & general exercise as well as neck exercises that can be found at Spine Heath or Spine Universe website ...Read more

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Anyone know if a congenital anomaly in the cervix is dangerous for childbirth?

Depends: The term congenital anomaly is a broad one. Anomalies of the female reproductive system vary from a complete absence of the uterus and cervix, to mild changes, like a a heart shaped uterus with normal cervix. The effect on reproductive ability depends on the defect involved. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed by a neurologist that I have congenital cervical stenosis. Can that reverse itself?

I was diagnosed by a neurologist that I have congenital cervical stenosis. Can that reverse itself?

In brief? No: There are measures that can help but the congenital aspect of this means anatimically, it's fixed. However, one question I might pose is "How certain is anyone that your pain is truly from the canal stenosis? " Have all other possibilities been looked at? Write me if you would like: WWW. Healthtap. Com/DrSaghafi Use the key code: PDXFNR to make an appointment. ...Read more

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I was asked to go for a.P.& lateral of the cervical spine. The result was that cervical spine is normal. Spondylotic changes are seen in vertebrae?

Spondylosis: Spondylosis or spondylitic changes are difficult names for arthritis or early degenerative changes in the spine. Very typical, and early on, rarely responsible for pain as they are normal sign of getting older (sorry!). ...Read more

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All of my daughter's vertebrae in thoracic area and possibly some in cervical area protrude out. Also her lower back curves in farther than normal?

All of my daughter's vertebrae in thoracic area and possibly some in cervical area protrude out. Also her lower back curves in farther than normal?

See below: This maybe all normal due to body fat and/or physique. To settle the concern, have your pediatrician evaluate your scoliosis concerns. A consultation with a pediatric orthopedic physician may also alleviate any further anxieties about the curvatures you see. X-rays of the spine will capture objective data if necessary re: angles of the spine. ...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