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Dr. Stan Lee
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Fusion Of Neck Vertebrae (Overview)

Fusion of the neck vertebrae is a clinical finding in which the spinal bones of the neck are connected to each other resulting in stiffness and decreased range of motion.


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Transverse cervical nerves, do they relate to a vertebrae, which one? Would irritation cause throat, neck, shoulder pain

Transverse cervical nerves, do they relate to a vertebrae, which one? Would irritation cause throat, neck, shoulder pain

Yes and yes: Transverse cervical nerve also called anterior cutaneous nerve of neck - innervates (sensory innervation) anterior region of neck (c2 and c3) up to the lower border of the lower jaw. ...Read more

Dr. Stan Lee
7 doctors shared insights

Fusion Of Neck Vertebrae (Overview)

Fusion of the neck vertebrae is a clinical finding in which the spinal bones of the neck are connected to each other resulting in stiffness and decreased range of motion.


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Can you replace a dissing your back and replace a vertebrae in your neck if you have osteoporosis ?

Can you replace a dissing your back and replace a vertebrae in your neck if you have osteoporosis
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Yes and no: Yes, you can replace a disc in your neck and a vertebrae in your back is the simple answer to your question. That being said, those are surgical procedures that are not traditionally done for osteoporosis. I would encourage you to be seen by a reputable spine surgeon who can discuss the operative and nonoperative options in your case. ...Read more

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I have postero-central & paracentral protrusion of c4-c6 vertebrae, causing pain in neck & shoulder. What is the line of treatment? I'm on pain meds.

I have postero-central & paracentral protrusion of c4-c6 vertebrae, causing pain in neck & shoulder. What is the line of treatment? I'm on pain meds.

Traction: I recommend over door traction device at your drug store.I'd also recommend you find a D.O. A doctor of osteopathy who does manipulation.Not many of us left;but we can often be helpful for this problem. ...Read more

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I started using st ives products, and i was using them everyday, and now I have a dark ring around my neck. How do I get rid of it?

I started using st ives products, and i was using them everyday, and now I have a dark ring around my neck. How do I get rid of it?

Stop St Ives: Most probably you are having a reaction to this skin product. This is very common and not usually a severe one. Stop using this and after a couple weeks or a month you might try a different product for your skin. If this does not clear or becomes worse you may need to see a skin specialist. ...Read more

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I had two major surgeries, neck fusion/hip graft and back surgery. How can I prevent these severe pain every morning?

I had two major surgeries, neck fusion/hip graft and back surgery. How can I prevent these severe pain every morning?

Chronic pain: It sounds like you have chronic pain despite 2 prior spinal surgeries. Your best chance of improvement lies in aggressive conservative treatments - aggressive physical therapy, increased activity, regular exercise, smoking cessation, weight loss, improved diet. Beyond that you're facing potentially chronic treatments which, at your age, you'd like to avoid if possible, such as pain management. ...Read more

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Could you get vertebral artery dissection from neck cracking?

Neck cracking: The exact causes of dissection are poorly understood however traumatic events associated with sudden dramatic neck movement have at times been seen with dissection ...Read more

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Would there be symptoms if vertebrae in neck collapsed?

Not necessarily!: Minor compressions could be without any symptoms or only minor stiff neck symptoms. If there are any reasons to be concerned about your bone density such as strong family history, history of wrist hip or compression fractures, smoking history, or history of breast feeding then you could need a bone density test. ...Read more

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Can you replace a dissing your back and replace a vertebrae in your neck if you have osteoporosis ?

Yes and no: Yes, you can replace a disc in your neck and a vertebrae in your back is the simple answer to your question. That being said, those are surgical procedures that are not traditionally done for osteoporosis. I would encourage you to be seen by a reputable spine surgeon who can discuss the operative and nonoperative options in your case. ...Read more

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What happens if the cartilage is missing from the neck vertebrae?

What happens if the cartilage is missing from the neck vertebrae?

Depends: It depends in part in what you mean. Some people have a congenital fusion of two cervical vertebrae, which usually does not cause symptoms. Others may have a loss in cartilage secondary to degeneration and can have neck and arm pain and headaches. ...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