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Inversion Table Used For Cervical Radiculopathy
Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good evening, is the mechanical traction benefit for cervical or lumer disc prolapse? What's the best physiotherapy technique for disc prolapse.Thanks
I believe so: You have to use with modalities of treatment. ...Read more
What are the long term outcomes of posterior cervical foramenectomy and ACDF For cervical RADICULOPATHY from foraminal/spinal stenosis C4 thru C7?
ACDF outcomes: Even a surgeon can not answer that question. Long term can be pain relief all the way to more pain. I would say if you haven't found a good interventional pain specialist to consult with prior do so now and see what other options there are besides surgery. This is if it is just for pain, if you are having any neurological deficits surgery might be your option. ...Read more
Is a laminectomy or minimally invasive foramenectomy w/o fusion better for mixed foraminal and spinal cervical stenosis?
Ask your surgeon(s): They'll review your imaging with you and discuss your options. But before further surgeries, you mention physical therapy and cymbalta, (duloxetine) but there may be other non-surgical options including other medications, pain psychology and interventional pain procedures that may be helpful for your condition. Good luck! ...Read more
What are indications for spinal stimulation implant? I have cervical spondyl. and torn lumbar disc w/ degenerative disc disease. Tens unit helps.
Can lumbar radiculopathy present seperately from spondylosis, or is spondylosis the culprit? My doctor states i lumbar radiculopathy but MRI shows dd
Spondylosis: Radiculopathy in the lumbar spine implies irritation of a nerve that causes leg pain with or without back pain. Spondylosis is a very general term describing various forms of arthritis in the spine (degeneration of the joints). It should not be confused with spondylolysis which is a malformation in the bones (pars defect) that causes instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a posterior disc osteophyte cervical spine without spinal or foraminal stenosis cause pain, tingling fingers in 26 year old. Ongoing for years. ?
How is a cervical adr (c5-6 & c6-7) converted to a posterior approach fusion from c3-4 to c6-7? Recent MRI shows severe spinal stenosis.
ECG comparison changes inverted T-wave. I had spinal injury before the 1st ECG cervical thoracic Lumbosacral neuritis. Is it Related to spine or CNS?
Yes possibly: It is well documented that there is a whole gamut of ST/T changes that can occur in the setting of CNS injury, ranging from subtle ST Changes, sinus arrhythmia/sinus tachycardia, etc. IF you have risk factors for CAD, and are having chest pain/pressure, then see a cradiologist sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How risky are cervical epidural injections for some one with ddd severe canal stenosis and foraminal stenosis and 2 herniated discs c3/c4 and c7T1?
What is long term prognosis of ant cervical discectomy and fusion in cervical hnp&stenosis? Im only 28.No response in conservative care(block, meds)
Disc replacement: Anterior cervical fusions tend to do very well, but there is a risk of accelerating adjacent level disc degeneration. This matters more, given how young you are. I would bring up artificial disc replacement with your surgeon or at least talk to a surgeon who does both. Also, you should get a second opinion to make sure surgery is really best in a 28 year old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post acdf c5-6 c6-7 my conditions are cervical radiculopathy, intervt cerv disc d/o w/myelopathy cerv reg. Can it cause recurring severe back pain why?
Not likely: Cervical spine issues won't cause recurring severe low back pain. If the mid or low back is severe, you need to either go the er or be evaluated by a spine specialist. If you're evaluated by a spine surgeon (ortho spine or neurosurgeon) and they see nothing that can be done, frequently they mean nothing from a surgical perspective. Make sure you see an non-surgical spine/pain specialist. ...Read more
In severe pain due to lumbar ddd/arthritis. Pt for 2yrs, 6 epidural inj, inversion therapy, oral steroids. Added some MRI (8/12/13) pics here. Advice?
Cervical hnp diagnosed.Arm shoulder neck pain persist even after various nonsurgical management for a year.Is surgery thr only option?Or stick w nonop
Yes/no: I was trained using hospital based lumbar traction, it did very little to help disc disease in that by the time we applied enough traction to help the patient they were at the foot of the bed and no force applied.Modern traction (drx 9000) can apply your body weight to a specific disc segment and really make a difference.At your age please look into this treatment. ...Read more
Pain from neck-> arm: Cervical radiculopathy is usually pain with numbness, weakness, and tingling from your neck which radiates (shoots) down your arm(s). The causes are usually from a cervical herniated disc, cervical spinal stenosis, cervical degenerative disc disease, or much rarer conditions like tumor, fracture, or sarcoidosis which can compress or cause damage to cervical nerve roots. You can try ibuprofen. ...Read more
What type of Doctor is best suited to diagnose and treat Cervical Radiculopathy in a 30 Year old Healthy Male?
Symptoms and eval: Cervical radiculopathy is manifest by numbness, tingling, potentially weakness, along a specific neural pathway, in the presence of central or foramenal stenosis of the spine, and most often associated with neck symptoms and mechanical patterns of neck movements causing pain or nerve symptoms down the arm. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Radiculopathy refers to a problem with nerves at the root level, where they exit the spinal cord. Typically, a ruptured disc may compress the nerve, but problems can occur with degenerative spondylosis and the foramenal narrowing can also compress. Pain, numbness, weakness, and atrophy of muscle may all be signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical Therapy: 95% of patients with cervical radiculopathy- symptoms of pain or numbness/tingling in a nerve distribution of an arm and/or hand- improve with physical therapy. See your family dr. For evaluation and referral. In your area is dr. Rob galler, a neurosurgeon who is an excellent dr. To see for your problem. He is at stonybrook. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Massages: both of these modalities can be helpful for temporary relief only ...Read more
Neck pain: Neck pain that radiates to the arm or causes numbness in the arm can be caused by radiculopathy (pinched nerve). Best treatment is moist heat to the area, stretching of neck to relieve spasm, and Advil/alive, etc. if these don't help, see a doctor. You may need physical therapy or muscle relaxers. Bed rest does NOT help. Good luck! ...Read more
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