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Doctor insights on: Rigid Cervical Collar

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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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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


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Painful tight muscles from reverse lordosis of cervical spine?

Neck spasm: Significant muscle spasms usually will cause reversed lordosis of the neck spine. You will need an evaluation from a rehabilitation medicine specialist and probably undergo physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Can forward head posture cause cervical kyphosis?

Can forward head posture cause cervical kyphosis?

It could!: When poor posture is not corrected, it could lead to this forward curvature!,, is this occurring to a male or a female? Old, do they have osteoporosis? More details are needed, ...Read more

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Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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Can cervical spondyolis radiate to front of neck?

Can cervical spondyolis radiate to front of neck?

Spondylosis: Yes it can; neck pain and radiating symptoms to the chest or clavicle (collar)bone can happen, depending on the level in the neck that has degeneration.... Go see a doctor if you are worried about pain at night/sweats, or other general symptoms, and imaging studies, perhaps including an MRI can be helpful to find the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Maybe: Cervical radiculopathy can arise from various causes that pinch a nerve in the neck. A disk herniation is a common cause. Other causes include bone spurs that form over time that narrow the hole through which the nerves exit the spine. ...Read more

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Is a thoracic disc herniation usually more painful than of cervical or lumbar spine? Any harder 2 remove?

Thoracic Disk: Pain is too subjective to answer, but to answer the second part of your questions, yes. Unlike the cervical spine, where the disk is pretty close to the skin, we can't easily remove a thoracic disk from the front, the heart and lungs are in the way. Unlike the lumbar spine, where the spinal cord has ended, the thoracic spine still contains the spinal cord. More risky and more difficult to remove. ...Read more

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What causes a fused cervical vertebrae?

Fusion: A cervical vertebra can fuse for many reasons. They can be that way from birth (congenital) They can occasionally fuse from long term disc collapse (spondylosis) Or they can be fused with a surgical procedure (cervical fusion surgery). ...Read more

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Could cervical spine MRI show neck cancer?

Could: Cervical spine MRI will show spine more. Mri neck will show more soft tissues in neck and not concentrate on spine. ...Read more

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Can car accident straighten your cervical spine?

Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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Will a ct/contrast soft neck tissue show neck bone spurs?

Will a ct/contrast soft neck tissue show neck bone spurs?

Unlikely: Your question is confusing. Intravenous contrast usually does not help in evaluating bone spurs. ...Read more

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What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

Many things: As an example, family history of early degenerative arthritis, type of activity that you engage in and trauma. Please see you family physician. ...Read more

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Tender lumps in trap + tight neck. 3 year weights injury. Cervical MRI shows ok. Shoulder blade uncomfortable when sitting, poss winging?

Tender lumps in trap + tight neck. 3 year weights injury. Cervical MRI shows ok. Shoulder blade uncomfortable when sitting, poss winging?

Hmmm lumps? masses: Are not normal from a weight lifting accident. This suggests adenopathy or swollen nodes or worse a real neck mass. You can't cure this yourself. See a doctor - see what they recommend. Winging of your scapula is unrelated - they can also examine you for this. ...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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Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Need 2nd opinion: Always check with your PCP first for best referrals for pain specialists.Can also see an osteopathic physician, who's a DO trained in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) who can evaluate you musculoskeletally, treat you and help decompress your neck, spine, low back, sacrum and offer more options and solutions to get you out of pain quickly! Check Am.Acad.Osteopathy or Cranial Academy directories. ...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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Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Yes, as long as: The manipulations are done with your neck in neutral or flexed, but never extended. The only serious complications during manipulation (chiropractic or osteopathic) is when the "cracking" techniques are done with your neck in extension. Maneuvers. If you are understandably stressed, ask for more soft tissue, muscle energy and fascial, and less articulatory and they should understand and respect it. ...Read more