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Oblique Cervical Spine X Ray
Go ahead: You're welcome to send the description of it to us. ...Read more
Cervical spine X-ray 5 views and lumber spine X-ray 5 views (no lead shield). Should I be worried about the radiadtion and my future health?
No: Modern x-ray is relatively safe. The new machines produce a targeted beam which equals less scatter and less risk to the rest of your body. ...Read more
I was just going over the report of a cervical spine x-ray I had, and the word "sclerosis" came up. Should I be worried?
Need more: Description of the C spine XR to be able to give an opinion ...Read more
Cervical spine X-ray results show prevertebral soft tissues are unremarkable. What does this mean?
Great news.: It means all the stuff from your vertebrae to the front of your neck show nothing wrong. So relax and feel good ...Read more
My mother's cervical spine x-ray's report impression: "Prominent transverse processes of c7 vertebra." My Mother details: Age: 50 years Weight: 53 Kg?
Context?: What's the context of the need for a cervical x-ray? Was there trauma? Have there been neurologic symptoms? Since presumably a doctor ordered the test, please discuss with that doctor for any interpretation based on the history and physical examination prompting the xray. ...Read more
I am a 41 yr. Old female. 5 ft tall & 98 lbs. Just received X-ray report stating severe spondylosis in mid cervical spine. What does this mean.?
Spondylosis: Spondylosis is age related changes to the spine. This is not a disease and happens to everyone as they age. There is loss of water content of the disks, loss of disk height leading to bulging of the disks and narrowing of the spinal canal and foramen (areas where nerves exit the spine. This can lead to pressure on the spinal cord and disks. Ask to see a spine specialist to evaluate. ...Read more
I had an X-ray of my back and it shows some straightening of the cervical spine and osteoarthrits. I'm 28 yrs old. What are some options for me?
Several: It is unusual for a 28 year old to have cervical arthritis unless significant trauma has occurred. The straightening indicates muscle spasm suggest physical therapy for the neck, judicious use of anti-inflammatory and pain medications and careful attention to posture and trauma avoidance. If symptoms persist you should see a rheumatologist as this may indicate the presence of inflammatory disease. ...Read more
My X-ray of the cervical spine showed "bilateral prominent transverse processes of c7" what does that mean and should I be worried about it? Thank you
Arm symptoms?: Enlargement of the C7 transverse process can be associated with thoracic outlet syndrome and is a more subtle finding similar to the presence of a true cervical rib. Classic tos symptoms involve the lower trunk of the brachial plexus with numbness and pain extending into the 4th and 5th digits of the hand and hand weakness. ...Read more
Chiropractors X-ray of my cervical spine showed a very large completely blackened area. Stood still during exam. Follow-up MRI showed no problems. (?)
How necessary is it to take a MRI when x Ray has been done to see reverse lordosis & possible herniated disc in cervical spine?
Pain in cervical spine exacerbated by cold air especially air conditioner. Pain is a stabbing burning pain and I've had MRI and X-ray done.
Neck X-ray what does is mean findings open mouth view is limited by overlying bony structures no fractures or subluxation cervical spine straightening?
The open mouth view-: -is 2 visualize the C1-C2 articulation. Overlying bony structures means either U did not open wide or the technician did not aim the column properly. If there was a concern, it would have been repeated. Otherwise it's normal. ...Read more
How would. U treat uncovertbral hypertrophy at c 5-6 seen in rt oblique c spine X-ray? I have painful post neck n rt arm pain along C6 root.
See Spine Specialist: Sounds like you might have cervical spine (neck) issue. If it is bothering you and doesn't resolve soon, please see a spine specialist or physiatrist to determine the evaluation needed for your treatment. ...Read more
I have chronic low back pain. The X-ray showed spinal stenosis. I will be having an MRI next week. I am unsure if MRI shows cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine or if eacharea is ordered a separate mri? I have intermittent neck pain also.
Each area is separat:
lumbar are separate studies. ...Read more
I have my results from my x-rays on my spine and my MRI on my cervical neck and do not know what the results mean, can anyone help with that?
Your doctor: You should speak with your doctor. Whoever ordered the test will be able to explain the findings, and direct care or further investigation based on those results. Don't be shy - you have every right to ask for explanation. Good luck. ...Read more
Cervical spine xray report says "Diffuse increased density ofC1of indeterminate etiology but unchnged snce 2013" what might this mean, or indicate?
Dense bone: The skull rests on the first cervical vertebra, sometimes called the ATLAS, which is shaped like a ring. The second vertebra or AXIS has a thumb shaped part that the ring rotates on. You nod your head moving the skull on C1 and turn your head rotating C1 on C2. Unchanged increased density of C1 may mean nothing more than that it is hard, and by itself does not diagnose any serious disease. ...Read more
My xray of cervical spine says no fracture, suspicious focL bony lesion or malalignment identified. What does this meam?
Normal: If you have no fracture, alignment problems, or bone lesions this is a normal x-ray of your cervical spine. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What does it mean when there's slight narrowing of c5-c6 intervertebral disc in cervical-spine xray result?
Lump above collarbone. Muscle aches. Chest xray hair defect left lower neck. Cervical spine xray straigthng. Small osteophytes in lower cervical spine?
Having neck and back pain. Cervical X-ray showed spasm. I have diziness light headedness imbalance. Some people say its anxiety. Left side feels weak?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I'm a 23 year old girl and I have been suffering from back and neck pain since I was 15. A couple of weeks ago I got an X-ray and the doctor said my back was fine but I had a straight cervical curve which is causing the pain. I have been suf
Back, neck pain: With you normal X-rays, I would recommend a stretching program....yoga poses can be of value if done routinely on a daily basis. ...Read more
What is spinal stenosis and what causes it? I have it in my cervical and lumbar spine. My 15 yr old just had X-ray show it around l5s1. Causes?
-narrowing of cervical spinal canal
-associated other predisposing factors
-congenital cervical fusions
-intervertebral disc disease. ...Read more
Everytime I swallow my neck contracts one side and gets stiff last few months. ENT normal. Head is even and X-ray cervical normal. Can it be dystonia?
Possibly: I assume by "ENT normal" you have been evaluated by an ENT with a full head & neck exam and fiberoptic laryngoscopy? A barium esophagram may also be helpful given the association with swallowing. Assuming all normal, I would see a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders. Botox injections can be helpful in cervical dystonia. Deep brain stimulation is also showing promise in severe cases. ...Read more
It depends of course: Simplest view is lateral neck x-ray which actually shows a lot of information. For more in-depth evaluation, oblique views show foramina where nerve roots exit. Flexion extension views show instability. For the most amount of information without radiation, a cervical MRI shows the most, but is very expensive and should be reserved for difficult cases. ...Read more
Bones pop more than usual. X ray shows disintegrating lower spine and military neck. What can this be from? Osteoporosis possible? Grandma had it young
Pain in mid spine for 4 mths, 29/f. Docs say muscle spasm, I disagree. What else could it be? Neck also hurts in morning. Clear chst X-ray 3 months ago
Myofascial pain: In my practice, myofascial pain is the most common cause of upper back, neck, and shoulder pain. It is more common after injury such as whiplash, and more common in women. It can flare up after over exertion, with stress, and poor sleep. Shoulder and upper back weakness and slumped posture are partly to blame. A good physical therapist or physiatrist could help with rehab of this condition. ...Read more
Had 2 chest x rays front/side views. Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?
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and http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/radiation-exposure. Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. ...Read more
I've had a ct scan of my head and a MRI of my neck and head. They were fine. Also had a X-ray of my c spine and it showed a possible deformity. Symptoms are getting worst, can barely walk now. Very off balance. Life threatening?
Second opinion: Not normal, and so it very much comes down to specific diagnosis. Some conditions are easily senn in structural studies such as an MRI or ct scan, but some are not seen on tests like that. ALS is one example. Make sure you are seeing a neurologist and consider a second opinion if there is not any progress toward a diagnosis made. ...Read more