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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...Read more


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Would a VAD or CAD ever show up on a normal cervical MRI or would if have to be an MRA? I am having MRI head and Neck and MRV brain ONLY. Tomorrow.

Would a VAD or CAD ever show up on a normal cervical MRI or would if have to be an MRA? I am having MRI head and Neck and MRV brain ONLY. Tomorrow.

Tests, tests: Different tests are better or worse at picking up certain things. That is expressed by the sensitivity of the test. If you are worried about detecting a vascular anomaly an angiographic exam might be best. Discuss it with the radiologist beforehand! ...Read more

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Off balance , neck issue on right side. Grind my teeth ..it aggravates right side of neck, tiny needle-like pain) from neck down to mid back near spine hurts too. Ideas ? MRI/MRa of head & neck fine

Off balance , neck issue on right side. Grind my teeth  ..it aggravates right side of neck, tiny needle-like pain) from neck down to  mid back near spine hurts too. Ideas ? MRI/MRa of head & neck fine

See a dentist: If you know you grind your teeth, your neck issues may be a result. Bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), which s often a stress-related habit, can cause headaches, migraines, ear and neck pain. See your dentist or a TMJ specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed. ...Read more

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What does posterior osteophytic spurring of the cervical spine do?

What does posterior osteophytic spurring of the cervical spine do?

Grind creak and hurt: Can also be asymptomatic don't confuse image findings for a diagnosis to mak a diagnosis you need three parts history physical exam clinical impression confirmed on a appropriate image selected for known sensitivity and spe cficity for the diagnosis you are looking for. ...Read more

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"what is a cervical spine neuroma, what causes it? And how is it treated?"

"what is a cervical spine neuroma, what causes it? And how is it treated?"

Benign nerve growth: A neuroma is a benign tumor or overgrowth of nerve cells which may grow from the nerve or be due to a focal injury. Neuromas can occur anywhere a nerve is. A cervical spine neuroma arises from nerves exiting the spine in the neck region. Many are small, and cause no problem. Larger ones or ones affecting muscle and pain function need evaluation. Your neurologist can help. ...Read more

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Is there an aftermath of cervical spine stenosis?

Is there an aftermath of cervical spine stenosis?

Yes: If it is left untreated you can be left with permanent injury to the nerves and or spinal cord. Once treated you are at risk for development of adjacent level degeneration either above and/or below the level of any fusion. ...Read more

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Neurogurgeon or orthopedic for cervical spine problems?

Either: A well trained surgeon of either specialty will do you just fine. The key is finding that surgeon. Asking your physician, as well as friends, family and acquaintances are good stating points in this research. Neurosurgery involves an average of seven years of training in surgery of the brain, spinal column, spinal nerves and spinal cord. ...Read more

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What are treatments for cervical spine uncinate spurring?

What are treatments for cervical spine uncinate spurring?

Depends on Symptoms: This describes a finding on an x-ray that is associated with degenerative changes. Treatment should be based on symptoms. Neck pain with underlying degenerative findings is typically treated initially with over the counter medications, stretching, heat. If not responsive then formal physical therapy is often the first prescribed treatment. ...Read more

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Can leg weakness be associated with cervical spine trauma?

LEG WEAKNESS: Cervical spine trauma involves the neck and brachial plexus ? While the leg weakness is associated with the sciatic nerve injury. ...Read more

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Degeneration of disc at cervical spine c3, c4, c5, what to do?

Degeneration of disc at cervical spine c3, c4, c5, what to do?

Fairly common: Finding. This does not mean you will be disabled, just that arthritis is setting in and the discs are not as healthy as one would want. Work on strengthening your neck, helping support the area. Range of motion and stretching exercises, and stay well hydrated. Consider physical therapy as well if you start to notice pain and see a physician if you have any radiation of pain into arms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of leg weakness with cervical spine trauma?

What is the meaning of  leg weakness with cervical spine trauma?

Can be the cause: Injury to the cervical spine (or neck) can result in spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can cause leg weakness. It is paramount that a diagnosis be made so that the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Can you have both a bulging disc in lumbar and cervical spine at the same time?

Can you have both a bulging disc in lumbar and cervical spine at the same time?

Yes : A bulging disc can be a sign of genetics, aging or trauma. They can be located anywhere along the spine although the neck or lower back are the most common areas. ...Read more

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Very stringy and tense muscles of cervical spine can cause littles spasms of the larynx?

Very stringy and tense muscles of cervical spine can cause littles spasms of the larynx?

NO: there is no connection between the muscles of the neck itself and the larynx! Hope this answers your question ...if not ask again ..I'll watch for it! ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

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 ...Read more