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Rotated Vertebrae In Neck
Not necessarily!: Minor compressions could be without any symptoms or only minor stiff neck symptoms. If there are any reasons to be concerned about your bone density such as strong family history, history of wrist hip or compression fractures, smoking history, or history of breast feeding then you could need a bone density test. ...Read more
See below.: In an anterior fusion of the cervical spine, the disc is removed and replaced with a spacer of one type or another that does not allow motion to occur. A plate may be added to further strengthen the area. Over the course of a 6-12 weeks period, bone grows from one vertebrae, through the spacer, to the other vertebrae; permanently restricting motion at that level. ...Read more
Can you cause any damage or break your vertebrae in your neck from it cracking when you were pushing against it to help move your body in a seat?
At 26 unlikely: ...unless you have a very serious bone disease already in that area. ...Read more
Can you replace a dissing your back and replace a vertebrae in your neck if you have osteoporosis?
Yes and no: Yes, you can replace a disc in your neck and a vertebrae in your back is the simple answer to your question. That being said, those are surgical procedures that are not traditionally done for osteoporosis. I would encourage you to be seen by a reputable spine surgeon who can discuss the operative and nonoperative options in your case. ...Read more
Head turning: It may be a vertebral problem but it may be a muscular problem. You may have torticollis or a wry neck. If you do it will respond to heat or ice treatment and analgesics or muscle relaxants. If no response see your doctor for further evaluation and xrays of your cervical vertebrae. ...Read more
Please Help!!! My neck hurts on the back, kinda like where my cervical vertebrae is when I touch it it's uncomfortable, should I be concerned???
Hard to say: There are many potential causes and usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. It is usually a superficial and benign condition such as, for example, a lipoma or an epidermoid cyst. Consider being checked. ...Read more
This morning, I woke up with a throbbing pain near the top of my back/bottom of my neck on the right next to the vertebrae. How can I treat this?
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated to find cause of problem so be treated. ...Read more
I had neck surgery a week ago. Removing artrosis from the vertebrae because the nerves and bonemarrow got stuck the past 5 months. Still lots of pain!
Hang in there!: In general, neck surgery is pretty successful for the condition you are describing, but it may take more than just one week until you feel the benefit. Hang in there! You probably will feel dramatically better over the next 2-4 weeks. If you pain is severe though, let your surgeon know just so he can do a postop checkup to rule out a complication. ...Read more
Can I still ride on roller coasters after fracturing my 1st and 2nd vertebrae in my neck? It's been 4 years exactly since my car accident.
Risky: Ask your neurosugeon for advice. It sounds like you had a bad injury and should avoid any high risk activities. All the best and be safe. ...Read more
I had x ray on neck shoulder due to a lot of pain. They found two of my vertebrae have fused together not sure if this isover time or from birth.
Birth: Usually that is something you are born with but they find it when doing studies. ...Read more
No but...: Ur treating neurosurgeon or orthopedist who is familiar with Ur case can advise you. ...Read more
Is it bad that I crack my neck easily by bringing one leg perpendicular to the other side while laying on my back. Lot of lower vertebrae crack?
I hope not: Because I do that all the time. I think it's a great stretch. Seriously, it's fine. It's just noise. From ligaments and cartilege and such. You will find the noise increases as you get older! ...Read more
Bump on neck just below skull when neck bent forward, a few inches about c7. Could this be c2 or 3 vertebrae? Is it normal to be able to feel them?
Yes: The spinous [email protected] C7 is commonly referred to as ' vertebrae prominens' as it easily palpable. Occasionally C6 or T1 is the 'prominent' spinous process. (less than 10-15% of population).However all spinous process (s) may be palpable in some people as well as the base of the occipiput (skull). Hope that helps! ...Read more
Neck clearly looks uneven. Intense muscular pain. Misaligned hips. Dr. claims I have misaligned vertebrae. I need any solution PLEASE?
When neck bent forward, can feel bony, roundish lump on back of neck. Could this be C1, 2 or 3 vertebrae? Do any of them normally protrude more?
Maybe c7: You should. It feel upper cervical vertebrae easily. Nthe bump, should be at c7 because this does protrude a bit more than the others. See a chiropractor, or pmr doc to determine if your alignment is correct or abnormal. A treatment program will follow ...Read more
I was pushing on my c1 vertebra because it felt misaligned. Pushed hard. Have since had neck pain and what seems like very mild trigmental neuralgia type symptoms. Read that nerve passes by the c1 vertebrae. Did I do serious damage?
It is possible that: You made worse something that was already injured or unstable. Go see your doc. ...Read more
One of my vertebrae in my neck is out of alignment, it's a few cm off to the right when I bow my head. Should I see a chiropractor or a doctor?
Consider osteopath: Chiropractors specialize in aligning vertebrae and are thus more likely to help, but one should be careful in choosing which chiropractor to see (just as one should be careful in choosing a doctor). Some specialize in necks. Choose one who does relatively gentle adjustments. Even better might be to see an osteopath, who specializes in osteopathic manipulation, but don't know they are in Hong Kong! ...Read more
Unknown cause of pain in back of neck had Xray years ago showed flattened vertebrae and possible bone spurs. Can I get more insight 2 this cause?
5 neck surgeries on vertebrae 3-7. On narcotics for pain for 6 yrs. Recently having leg spasms and can't physically lift feet to walk. Must drag feet.
You are describing emergency symptoms, new weakness. You should go to the closest
er (ideally where your surgeon goes). It, possible that you have spinal cord impingement in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. You need an emergency up and need to see a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I pushed my c1 vertebrae in really hard. I read this can help bppv. I had a headache and neck ache ever since and now noticed my pupil on that side is somewhat smaller only in dim light. Was not like that 2 weeks ago. What did I do?
My son fractured L1 & L5 vertebrae and is experiencing upper body tremors. We have had head, neck, and back MRI to rule out other injuries.
Upper Body Tremors: Hello. No previous history prior to fractures of upper body tremors? What did his MRIs show specifically of his neck? Did he have one of his thoracic spine? Do tremors involve arms AND chest (torso)? Is this the 1st time he has taken Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)? Tremor can be seen with Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) but it is RARE. Tremors usually occur with overdose of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Is he taking any narcotics too for pain control? ...Read more
I have extra thoracic ribs and a 6 lumbar vertebrae. I have had severe neck back pain and for years. Are the congenital defects linked to a cause?
Had a molar pulled, bone debrided and biopsied. Diag. Osteomyelitis. 7 days amoxicillan. Fluish, back of neck & jaw pain 2 weeks later. Gp gave 10 days augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should I have iv? Is it in vertebrae
Varies: It varies somewhat on the exact procedure being done. If your wife is having two cervical disc removed, and having a disc replacement performed; these are inherently stable when inserted and patients are usually completely healed by 2 weeks. If a fusion is done, a healing process of 8-12 weeks must occur before full recovery. I would certainly ask your surgeon for more specifics. Thank you. ...Read more
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