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Had Surgery 7 Years Ago For Pinched Nerves C2 C3 My Neck Never Popped Until Now
Just had emg study that shows severe bilateral carpal tunnel and 3 pinched nerves in neck is neck surgery inevitable and which should I treat 1st?
CTS: Not necessarily. Severity of your CTS warrants discussing options regarding treatment, with your Orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Unlikely as 90% are: Treated nonoperatively.Get a more detailed answer ›
When you get a pinched nerve surgery and have the metal casings in your neck, how long before the doctor remove the casing and screw. Are is the permi?
They are permanent.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, ...Read more
Stiff neck, left shoulder pain, some numbness left arm, 6 months. Pinched nerve cured without surgery?
What part of the shoulder? Along the inner boarder down back to tip of shoulder blade? Quality of pain? Burning, pins and needles, electricity, deep dull, shooting? Weakness in the upper arm?
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Can do over door cervical traction. To help relieve symptoms but need physical exam first, possible cervical MRI or may need to look at your shoulder as a cause for the pain. ...Read more
Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? MRI's and CT's of brain were normal. Thanks.
Does not correlate.: The disk bulges at C5-C7 should affect your arm & neck, not the forehead & scalp. Many people live their ENTIRE LIVES with bulging disks & don't complain of any pain, so MRI or CT scan to "diagnose" bulging disks is actually a gross misuse of imaging. Talk to your doctor or a neurologist about your symptoms to undergo accurate testing. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck to you; hope you find cause. ...Read more
I have had surgery on neck with fusion on c4-6 and now I have denderative artihis and my c2-3 are mildly chanaging will bone growth cell device help so I won't have to go back and fuse them soon?
I have had two neck surgeries in 3 years - fusion c4-5, artificial joint (c2-3) and and cage/hip graft c5-6. Last 24 hours, severe quad twitch/spasm?
Hard to say: Multiple potential causes of pain and spasm in your "quad". Presumably you mean in your quadriceps, which is in your leg? Usually would be related to the area itself, or a referred or radicular pain which could potentially be related to the back. As high as 20 percent of patients with neck problems can develop similar problems in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Can popping your neck and back as a young person cause permanent life long damage or lead to surgery?
Complex issue; yes,: Likely, because such maneuvers, especially enough to create popping sensations, possibly noise, are inherently generating enough tissue trauma to generate the sensation (sound?), body structure, as in all living systems (all open systems; i.e. everything made of keeps changing), is based on a constant remodeling/rebuilding based on previous structure as an ongoing foundation. ...Read more
My husband fractured his C2 a couple of days ago. They did not opt for surgery or a halo and have him in a neck brace and sent him home the day after the incident. Is this a good sign?
Depends: This depends on several things: how experienced was the physician who made the diagnosis & treatmrpent plan, your husband's age & health status, the type of fracture (classified type 1, 2 or3-which all have different prognosis's) & whether the fracture was non displaced or displaced and by how much it was angulated if at all. You should get an opinion from an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
I have spine stenoise. I had surgery in my neck, at c3-c7. I live in chronic pain. I am tired of painkillers and I doexcercise but it does not help. What can I do?
Get a diagnosis: Given that the results if cervical fusion surgery are generally very favorable, I would confirm that the surgery addresses the problem. Most surgical failures revolve around the lack of thorough investigation leaving some problems untreated. Depending upon the type of surgery you had, instability or failure of fusion are possibilities as well. New problems above/below surgery could also be issue. ...Read more
I have suspected disc damage between C2 and c3, I have been told to do chin retractions. Day 3 and I can't move my neck! Any advice?
Disc damage: I would see either a neurologist or a neurosurgeon as soon as possible to get this further evaluated. I have not heard of "chin retractions" being of any help in treating disc disease of the neck. ...Read more
I have a broken neck... My c2 is broke and my c1 and c3 are damage...They had to run 2rods and a plate from the base of my skull to my c4 6screws als.
Sounds bad: But a broken neck requires stabilization to prevent spine damage and quadraplegia. ...Read more
Can multiple surgeries under general anesthesia for radiofrequency on c2, c3, c4, c5, c6, bilateral affect my kidneyfunction? Recent blood high bun/crtn.
Surgery 3 years ago for pinched nerve wrist & elbow still have pain & numbness of ring finger, pinky & top of hand, are my nerves permanently damaged?
In noncontrast mri-cervical spine with cvj " early degenerative changes in c2-3, c3-4 and c4-5 has noted"what disease I am suffering from?
U need to see: An orthopedic physician for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
I have cervical spine stenosis at c2 and c3, can it cause problems with tripping up stairs. What could be done to fix it.
Yes: Yes, can constrict spinal cord and cause many problems. See spinal neurosurgeon for advice. ...Read more
I had a hip replacement seven years ago, now its popping every time I get up and have a lot of pain what do you suggest. I've been to the surgeon who did the surgery but he days yhere is nothing wrong.?
2nd Opinion: You should get a second opinion from a hip replacement specialist. While there not be any thing that can be done there are several causes of a popping hip. Ask the doctor to consider instability, it band tightness, and a snapping ileopsoas tendon. ...Read more
L5 S1 pinched nerve and 3 slipped discs. Toes are numb and tingling. Would surgery help? How safe is it? Nerve trapped for 8 years. Opinion?
I feel like I have pinched nerve in my neck this happens very often. 2 years off and on the pain is at the base of the skull down into my shoulders.
I just had surgery because of a pinched nerve on 5L. now I have foot dropped. The doctor today said it was normal. Will I get better?
Hate to say it, but foot drop is NOT NORMAL, and in your case, likely due to either nerve compression on L-5 nerve root or perhaps transient surgical complication. Suggest, MRI and EMG, perhaps some temporary steroids, and use of an AFO splint to keep foot stable.
Have a meeting with your doctor and get all of this situated. ...Read more
I had elbow surgery last year. It hurts to bend or straighten my elbow again. What happened? I'm 54yrs old & had elbow surgery last year for a pinched nerve. It hurts to bend or straight my elbow again. I'm on the computer everyday all day. I can't pick u
The most common pinched nerve a t the elbow is the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome. While numbness in the little and ring finger, weakness in the intrinsic muscles of the hand and weakness in several flexor tendons occurs, pain is not commonly a primary symptom. Some who have medial epicondylitia may have pain, and can have concurrent ulnar nerve symptoms.
Anither type of nerve compression at the elbow is so called radial tunnel syndrome. At times radial tunnel is thought to present with similar findings of tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis.
If you had some lateral or medial epiicndylitis pain could be a component.
Talk to an orthopedit or hand surgeon. ...Read more
Neck cracks/pops, forehead/scalp tingling, is the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? Brain CTs/MRI's were all normal. Help!
Tingling: Neck cracking usually emanates from neck ligaments and vertebrae. Pinched nerves in the cervical spine generally cause Sharp, shooting pains in the back of the scalp. Tingling of forehead would be an unusual manifestation. I would be reassured about no significant neurological pathology in your case and would regard the tingling symptoms as more of a nuisance. A neurologist can advise you best. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve in my neck that's caused pain for years. It's my neck & it shoots down arm to hand. What's my options without pills long term?
I had neck injury 2014 pain at time 8/10 now 3-4/10 Brachial neuritis radiculitis. Pinched nerves in neck. MRI done 2015 I relate to injury advise?
Numb toes started on 1 foot, now both feet sore and numb...for 1year. Could this be from my pinched nerve in back. Emg said yes, would surgery help?
Is an emg test necessary if the MRI shows c4, C5 and C6 nerves pinched. Have c4, C5 and C6 ruptured disc in neck with C4 C5 and C6 pinched nerves on right side and C6 nerve pinched on left side. Have had bone scan, and CT and now doctor is wanting emg.
Not: Not all disk herniations cause pain. Emg is helpful to determine which disks and nerves are symptomatic. This information may help determine the disks operated on. Therefore, EMG is often necessary because it may give important information. Good luck! ...Read more
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