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Doctor insights on: Oblique Cervical Spine X Ray

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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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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

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Cervical spine X-ray results show prevertebral soft tissues are unremarkable. What does this mean?

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

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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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Chiropractors X-ray of my cervical spine showed a very large completely blackened area. Stood still during exam. Follow-up MRI showed no problems. (?)

Chiropractors X-ray of my cervical spine showed a very large completely blackened area. Stood still during exam. Follow-up MRI showed no problems. (?)

Possibly artifact: If your MRI was normal, it is possible that the quality of your xray might have been limited. I have seen some xrays that were poorly printed amd consequently had dark spots. ...Read more

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How necessary is it to take a MRI when x Ray has been done to see reverse lordosis & possible herniated disc in cervical spine?

How necessary is it to take a MRI when x Ray has been done to see reverse lordosis & possible herniated disc in cervical spine?

Different tests: Plain X-rays of the spine only show bones structure, an MRI is needed if you are looking for soft tissue pathology like a herniated disk. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Ans: Well without knowing your Mri. Just by age you have Djd now put heat over the neck and do some passive exercises. Stay awY from air conditioning blowing on your neck. ...Read more

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Neck X-ray what does is mean findings open mouth view is limited by overlying bony structures no fractures or subluxation cervical spine straightening?

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

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What does it mean neck X-ray report. No fractures or subluxation visualized. Cervical spine straightening. No PREVERTEBRAL soft tissue swelling. Open mouth view is limited by overlying bony structures.?

Cervical: Sounds like an entirely normal X-ray. All cervical spines straighten out in cray or MRI done supine. Alternatively could be indication of some cervical muscle spasm causing splinting and thus straightening of the spine. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Cervical spine xray report says "Diffuse increased density ofC1of indeterminate etiology but unchnged snce 2013" what might this mean, or indicate?

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

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My xray of cervical spine says no fracture, suspicious focL bony lesion or malalignment identified. What does this meam?

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

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What does it mean when there's slight narrowing of c5-c6 intervertebral disc in cervical-spine xray result?

Mild arthritis: What u describe is mild arthritis, the key issue is if u have any radicular symptoms that is to say...Numbness in your hand or weakness then it needs to be checked. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Cervical stenosis: Causes:
-narrowing of cervical spinal canal
-associated other predisposing factors
-congenital cervical fusions
-ligamentous instability
-intervertebral disc disease. ...Read more

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My neck X-ray results say I have reversal of the cervical lordosis. What does that mean? Is it serious?

Spasm due to pain: Most often it is a benign finding due to spasm. Spasm may be due to muscle sprain or underlying subtle fracture. So, the bottom line is, if the pain continues beyond a few days, you may need additional studies to exclude subtle injuries. ...Read more

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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

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What X-ray is the best to determine any neck or spine problems?

What X-ray is the best to determine any neck or spine problems?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Read more about it: To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out:
http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan-radiation. Html
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

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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?

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

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