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Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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What exactly is cervical spondylitis?

What exactly is cervical spondylitis?

Inflamation: Spondylitis means inflamation and spondylosis the most common codition indicates degenerative changes of the cervical spine(facet joints, degenerated intervertebral disc, bone spurs, narrowing of the foramina and spinal stenosis)they are several forms from very little involment to severe degree. ...Read more

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What is radiculitis?

What is radiculitis?

Radiculitis: Is pain radiated along the sensory distribution of a nerve due to inflammation or other irritation of the nerve root (radiculopathy) at its connection to the spinal column. ...Read more

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What is cervical dystonia?

What is cervical dystonia?

Cervical Dystonia?: Cervical Dystonia causes neck pain and/or neck deviation due to involuntary contraction of muscles.The Brain tells the muscle the amount of muscle tone to provide (contract or relax).We don't know how but the message gets changed by the time it gets to the muscle and the wrong action occurs.It is a problem of Sensory Motor Integration between the brain and muscle. We don't know the cause. ...Read more

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What is this cervical dysplasia?

Precancerous cells: These are abnormal cells in the cervix that have a potential to turn into cancer but are not yet a cancer. ...Read more

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Why is it called cervical radiculopathy?

C-SpineRadiculopathy: Radiculopathy refers to pain in the trajectory of a nerve root... Cervical pertains to the neck. There are 7 vertebrae and 8 nerve roots in the neck... Neck and arm pain usually stem from c3-4, c4-5, c5-6, or c6-7. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is polyradiculoneuropathy?

What is polyradiculoneuropathy?

Polyradiculopathy: is an acquired condition that may present with an acute or chronic clinical course affecting the nerve roots as they exit the brainstem and or spinal cord. Autoimmune and infectious causes predominate. The most common type is the acute presentation (*Guillain Barre Syndrome) affecting the motor roots of the spinal nerves typically producing an ascending paralysis. Google this* and CIDP ...Read more

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What is pmr?

What is pmr?

See below: An inflammatory, auto-immune disease presenting in people over 50 with bilateral shoulder/neck pain and sometimes, hip pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis: This is a broad term for arthritic changes within the cervical spine: bone, disc, joint, ligaments. It can range from minor to severe and it can be relatively asymptomatic to very symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical radiculopathy?

What is the definition or description of: cervical radiculopathy?

Nerve compression: Radiculopathy refers to a problem with nerves at the root level, where they exit the spinal cord. Typically, a ruptured disc may compress the nerve, but problems can occur with degenerative spondylosis and the foramenal narrowing can also compress. Pain, numbness, weakness, and atrophy of muscle may all be signs. ...Read more

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What is fibromalagia?

What is fibromalagia?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a collection of symptoms of persistent widespread pain, stiffness, fatigue, poor sleep, anxiety, depression, & often with other unexplained symptoms. It typically occurs in young or middle-aged women, but can affect anyone. We don't know what causes it, but drugs that affect the nervous system (like anti-seizure drugs) seem to help, so it may be a type of neurological disorder. ...Read more

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What is sciatica?

What is sciatica?

Sciatica: Sciatic is a condtion of pain arising from pressure or irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve as it courses from the lumbar spine down to the lower leg and foot. ...Read more

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What is sciatica?

What is sciatica?

Nerve pain: Sciatica is a common term for a set of symptoms caused by compression or irritation of the nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve, or the actual sciatic nerves. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, or any part of the leg and foot. The pain may be accompanied by numbness, weakness, tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. There are many causes of sciatica. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical myelopathy?

What is the definition or description of: cervical myelopathy?

Cervical cord dis: Myelopathy means pathology affecting the spinal cord in the case in the cervical region vascular lesions, tumors inflammation degenerative disc disorders or infection are the usual causes. ...Read more

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"what is a cervical spine neuroma, what causes it? And how is it treated?"

"what is a cervical spine neuroma, what causes it? And how is it treated?"

Benign nerve growth: A neuroma is a benign tumor or overgrowth of nerve cells which may grow from the nerve or be due to a focal injury. Neuromas can occur anywhere a nerve is. A cervical spine neuroma arises from nerves exiting the spine in the neck region. Many are small, and cause no problem. Larger ones or ones affecting muscle and pain function need evaluation. Your neurologist can help. ...Read more

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What is eminomyosis?

Uncertain...typo?: I think this must be a typo. I have never heard of this and cannot find it in a search engine. I cannot figure out what it is supposed to be. I would double check the term and re-ask the question. Thanks. ...Read more