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Cranial Cervical Instability
Is cervical hypermobility the same as cervical instability? If they are not the same thing what's the difference between them?
Difference...: The difference is in the degree of problem you have from them and how the terms are used. Cervical hypermobility is technically the condition of having more mobility in the cervical region than normal. Cervical instability is having a problem or pathology or a problem from that hypermobility. So you can see how they can often be used interchangeably. ...Read more
What are the best exercises for upper cervical spine instability? I have Ehlers danlos and want to start doing exercises to help my neck.
You need individual: Instruction. For most, It would be fairly safe to recommend a few simple cervical stretches for range of motion and flexibility, but if you truly have instability in the setting of Ehlers-Danlos, then any exercises need to be specifically prescribed for you. Bracing and corrective surgery also play a role in the treatment of joint complications. Continue to work with your doctors, esp Cardiologist ...Read more
I have eds 3. Mild to moderate neck headache for 5 days on and off. Ct normal. Cervical spine instability? How can I tell? Dangerous?
Dynamic views: Instability of the cervical spine best evaluated in the lateral position — with flexion/extension xrays. Probably not dangerous. See md for full workup. ...Read more
No consensus on this: There is anecdotal evidence that this device works in some patients in some conditions but only 1 study I'm aware of.... I think it's very early to know for sure. You should talk it over carefully with your doctor before making a decision to purchase anything....unless they are willing to give you money back guarantee! More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
I am not aware that: Your condition can cause photophobia (light sensitivity) unless it affects your ability to close your eyelids, which technically ISN'T photophobia. The nerves involved in CCD are different from those that control your pupils. Your doctor should check for other causes of light sensitivity, including infection, inflammation and ocular foreign body. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Yes: If you haven't been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon — recommend that. ...Read more
2 areas: 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 the uterus called cervix. ...Read more
Quite a lot: Cancer, left untreated tends to progress slowly but sometimes quite fast.... It is somewhat unpredictable. But 3 years of waiting and watching will make most cancers incurable. Yet some of them can still be managed and treatable especially cervix cancer which remains localized for a much longer period than most other cancers. ...Read more
Does not mean much:
If patient is seen for bleeding problem and cervix is stenosed, it is difficult to do an endometrial biopsy.
During a pregnancy, close to the delivery time, if cervix is closed woman probably will not go in to labor. On the other hand if cervix is more than 3 cms dilated and effaced, will go in labor soon or can be induced easily. ...Read more
Cervical fluid: Produced in the cervix, it is a lubricant that helps sperms move thru to the uterus. ...Read more
Location: It's a part of your body, not a diagnosis in particular. You should ask your doctor what is the exact diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends on the -: -place of the apex. Anterior, posterior, medial or lateral. Also, there is no C-23. Try again! ...Read more
Just the day of: Your procedure whether it's a leep (loop electrode excisional procedure) or a cryoablation of the cervix can be done in the office. Most patients are back to work the next day or same day if they want. It's slightly longer recovery if done in the or due to the anesthetic. ...Read more
Cervical spine: Not common but loss of normal lordosis can occur with poor posture, a previous traumatic injury, and early arthritis in the cervical spine. Neck exercises for strengthening muscles and improving posture can reverse the loss of lordosis (kyphosis). See a spine specialist for treatment. ...Read more
Can you rehabilitate if my cousins injury was untreated for a couple years and he's barely treating it? He has cervical dysfunction.
Probably: I'm not sure exactly what you mean by cervical dysfunction, but many people with chronic neck pain can be successfully treated with exercise and physical therapy. Your cousin needs to keep in mind, though, that since he has had symptoms for quite a while, it may take some time for him to get relief. ...Read more
Do you think cervical nucleoplasty using coblation technique is helpful in c-hnp? I received such procedure 4 weeks ago but no effect yet...
Ask questions: There are many "minimally invasive" spine procedures that sound great on paper and even have some +ve studies. B4 doing any procedure, ask how # your surgeon has done. If it's not covered by insurance ask why not- if a procedure costs less than usual surgery and has "wonderful" results, they will jump at covering it. Lastly, for hnp, these procedures should be done for arm pain, not neck pain. ...Read more
Had gentle cervical manipulation by PT 3 days ago. Worried about VAD. Since it's been 3 days post, am I probably safe from worrying about that?
OK if no symptoms.: The typical pt with VAD is a young person who experiences severe occipital headache and posterior nuchal pain following a head or neck injury and subsequently develops focal neurologic signs attributable to ischemia of the brainstem or cerebellum. The focal signs may not appear until after a latent period lasting as long as 3 days, however, and delays of weeks and years have also been reported. ...Read more
Just had multiple cervical trigger injections, been about 3 hours since having it and starting to feel pain. Is this normal? How long will it last?
An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). What could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?
Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement. Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more
I have problem with cervical lordos. My care practicer told me that for two months this problem will be fixed. Is this true? How we can fix this prob?
Not enough info: The problem you describe -cervical lordosis — requires a more detailed evaluation as to the cause. You don't mention what treatment option is proposed. If you are uncertain about your doctor's suggestions, you may want to get a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have a clover of garlic stuck in my cervic and can't remove it myself. What should I do? A piece of clover of garlic is stuck up in my cervic and I tried to reach it but can't get to it. What should I do?
I : I am aware that some women insert garlic cloves in their vagina to cure yeast infections that are not too far advanced. I am not able to comment on either the safety or the efficacy of this practice. However, my understanding is that the clove (especially if sliced open) can sometimes burn the mucosa (skin in the vagina); especially if the mucosa is already raw from a yeast infection. Thus, if you get a clove of garlic lodged inside you, it may become painful. Regardless of the reason that you placed garlic in your vagina, it is now a foreign object. I also recommend that you see a gynecologist, so that the garlic can be removed. ...Read more
Cervical Dystonia?: Cervical Dystonia causes neck pain and/or neck deviation due to involuntary contraction of muscles. The Brain tells the muscle the amount of muscle tone to provide (contract or relax). We don't know how but the message gets changed by the time it gets to the muscle and the wrong action occurs. It is a problem of Sensory Motor Integration between the brain and muscle. We don't know the cause. ...Read more