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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Is a tarlov cyst in the cervical spine as easy to treat as one in the lumbar spine?

Is a tarlov cyst in the cervical spine as easy to treat as one in the lumbar spine?

Varies: Not all cysts in the spine require treatment. When it does come to surgery, however, surgeries of the cervical spine can take on another level of complexity and potential complications when compared to lumbar spine. This is mostly because the spinal cord runs from the cervical spine down to about L1-2 at which time it ends and the canal contains nerve roots that can be more safely retracted. ...Read more

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I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm.Can you please help.

I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm.Can you please help.

Mri findings: Mri imaging frequently will pick up findings incidentally and unrelated to why the test was ordered. Taking a conservative approach, it would be a good idea to speak to your primary doc first to see if this needs to be imaged further. A ultrasound is helpful. Also, tsh, t3/t4 blood work can be done to make sure the blood levels are normal. If needed, an evaluation by an ENT doc would be next step. ...Read more

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Painful cervical spine?

Ubiquitous: Degenerative neck and back pain is akin to wrinkles in the skin. Age happens, and the alternative (bring aging to a grinding halt with death) is not appealing. Accept some aches and pain, use nsaid's/tylenol to control, salonpas hot patches, strengthen the core, consider mckenzie pt (doc's rx needed). If persistent, further evaluation. Should not be life altering under most circumstances. ...Read more

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Why would my cervical spine hurt so much?

Whiplash; weightlift: A mva causing a jolt fro behind can cause it. Heavy weight lifting can lead to cervical strain or can cause herniated disc. If you have tingling or numbness in arms, you need to consult md right away. ...Read more

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What exactly is cervical spine cancer?

What exactly is cervical spine cancer?

See below.: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. This can occur in the cervical spine (neck). There are many types of cancer which can originate in the spine. However, most commonly, the abnormal cells originate outside the spine and then travel via blood vessels to other areas of the body including the spine. This is called metastasis. ...Read more

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Can i run after cervical spine fusion?

Can i run after cervical spine fusion?

Yes you can: When you can start running will be when your surgeon clears you to start. Typically about 6 weeks is all it takes to get back to your usual activities. But this can be longer if you have a multilevel fusion. Ask your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cervical spine stenosis?

What sort of disease is cervical spine stenosis?

Narrowing: Stenosis is a condition where the tube inside the spine, the canal, is narrowed and potentially pinching on the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves. It can cause pain, weakness or numbness. It can be a problem from birth (congenital) or due to aging, injury or disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for cervical spine stenosis?

Nerve pain: Stenosis refers to crowding and/or impingement of the nerves or spinal cord - therefore the most common symptoms would be nerve type symptoms in the arms, such as numbness, tingling, weakness, pain. Having said that, it's very uncommon for an 18 year old to have cervical stenosis. ...Read more

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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


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