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Congenital Fusion Of Cervical Vertebrae
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
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
Could it be Klippel-feil syndrome? At 12yrs old, learned I have congenital (45degree) cervicothoracic scoliosis w/congenital cervical fusion.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels like I have a hump (round flat and in top center of the cervical vertebrae-closer to low part) not whole shoulder just that specific area, why?
Normal: It is pad of fat you could feel it because it locate on the top of last cervical vertebrae spine, it is normal just ignore it ...Read more
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???
And the occiput
http://www. Physio-pedia. Com/Cervical_Instability#Clinically_Relevant_Anatomy
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
Location location: Do you mean besides location, size and amount of motion they have? ...Read more
Depends: If you have a stenotic cervix or double cervix, you may have other anomalies that may warrant a full work up. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Back to play with congenital cervical stenosis? What are my different options other than surgery, if any?
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