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Dr. Stan Lee
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Fusion Of Neck Vertebrae (Overview)

In an anterior fusion of the cervical spine, the disc is removed and replaced with a spacer of one type or another that does not allow motion to occur. A plate may be added to further strengthen the area. Over the course of a 6-12 weeks period, bone grows from one vertebrae, through the spacer, to the other vertebrae; permanently restricting motion at that level.


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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
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Fusion Of Neck Vertebrae (Overview)

In an anterior fusion of the cervical spine, the disc is removed and replaced with a spacer of one type or another that does not allow motion to occur. A plate may be added to further strengthen the area. Over the course of a 6-12 weeks period, bone grows from one vertebrae, through the spacer, to the other vertebrae; permanently restricting motion at that level.


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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Fusion of neck vertebrae?

What is the definition or description of: Fusion of neck vertebrae?

See below.: In an anterior fusion of the cervical spine, the disc is removed and replaced with a spacer of one type or another that does not allow motion to occur. A plate may be added to further strengthen the area. Over the course of a 6-12 weeks period, bone grows from one vertebrae, through the spacer, to the other vertebrae; permanently restricting motion at that level. ...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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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

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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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Stiff neck unable to turn head! Vertebrae problems?

Stiff neck unable to turn head! Vertebrae problems?

Head turning: It may be a vertebral problem but it may be a muscular problem. You may have torticollis or a wry neck. If you do it will respond to heat or ice treatment and analgesics or muscle relaxants. If no response see your doctor for further evaluation and xrays of your cervical vertebrae. ...Read more

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

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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Lump on back of neck near spine vertebrae, what could this be?

Hard to say: There are many potential causes and usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. It is usually a superficial and benign condition such as, for example, a lipoma or an epidermoid cyst. Consider being checked. ...Read more

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Stiff neck & pain when I press on vertebrae. What could be wrong?

Stiff neck & pain when I press on vertebrae. What could be wrong?

Arthritis: Arthritis causes joint pain and stiffness. Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Gentle range of motion exercise should help too. ...Read more

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I had neck surgery a week ago. Removing artrosis from the vertebrae because the nerves and bonemarrow got stuck the past 5 months. Still lots of pain!

I had neck surgery a week ago. Removing artrosis from the vertebrae because the nerves and bonemarrow got stuck the past 5 months. Still lots of pain!

Hang in there!: In general, neck surgery is pretty successful for the condition you are describing, but it may take more than just one week until you feel the benefit. Hang in there! You probably will feel dramatically better over the next 2-4 weeks. If you pain is severe though, let your surgeon know just so he can do a postop checkup to rule out a complication. ...Read more

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Can I still ride on roller coasters after fracturing my 1st and 2nd vertebrae in my neck? It's been 4 years exactly since my car accident.

Can I still ride on roller coasters after fracturing my 1st and 2nd vertebrae in my neck? It's been 4 years exactly since my car accident.

Risky: Ask your neurosugeon for advice. It sounds like you had a bad injury and should avoid any high risk activities. All the best and be safe. ...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