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What Is The Best Treatment For Cervical Laceration
Laceration = cut
cervical refers o a neck: uterine cervix, or that area betwen the head and shoulders. ...Read more
Tendons,Nerves,Blood: In addition to the skin on the finger which needs to be closed, there are other vital structures in the fingers that may need prompt attention by a doctor. This includes the tendons that straighten and bend the fingers; nerves that give sensation; arteries that carry blood; and bones. If there is any difficulty moving the finger, numbnes in the tip or the tip is pale go to the er. ...Read more
Non-operative : Non-operative treatments are usually the first line. These include physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, massage, exercise, traction. When these fail surgery is the next step and can often be very successful at treating radiculopathy or myelopathy. ...Read more
Facet blocks.... : Which are diagnostic. If your pain goes away, radiofrequency ablation will take your pain away for two to 5 years. You probably have arthritis in the small joints of the neck. If you have radiating pain to the arms, could be due to cervical disk disease. See your local pain management physician. ...Read more
One who is well : Trained in both operative and nonoperative techniques, an orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Can a cerivcal herniated disk cause numbness and tingling in arms and legs? If so what is the best treatment?
CDH : A bilateral posterior and central herniated cervical spine intervertebral disc can cause numbness and tingling in both the arms and legs. Other symptoms may or may not be present and signs and symptoms are not always symmetric. This would be consistent with myelopathy in which case you would want surgery soon. ...Read more
Best treatment for cervical spondylosis, pain in back of neck, left shoulder/hand joints/fingers & also down spine & legs in 41yo male, ecg normal?
Many cancer centers: There many hospitals in the U.S. With expertise and a long record of excellence in treating cervical cancer. The best plan is prevention, with regular pap smears and good follow-up care. Consult sources such as U.S. News & world report hospital rankings to find an excellent hospital near you. If there is a major university in your area, it will likely have a good hospital associated with it. ...Read more
After ncv a MRI for cervical radicalopathy was ordered. If spinal MRI verifies pinched nerve what is best treatment to pursue.
Depends: If your symptoms/signs are severe enough or have been going on for a while and if you are healthy, a neurosurgeon may decide it is advisable to operate sooner. On the other hand, many people with pinched nerves are able to be treated conservatively with oral antiinflammatories and/or steroids (oral or injected). Discuss your options with your doctor and/or consult a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
If I have stage one pre cancer cells on my cervix how fast can it turn into cancer and what are best treatment options ?
Cervical cancer: Precursor lesions to cervical cancer (LSIL, HSIL) usually appear 10 or more years before an invasive cancer, but are not always detected immediately upon appearance. Colposcopy and bx are used to exclude the presence of something worse than what was seen on Pap test. If detected visually, then local excision using electrocautery, is usually effective, but f/u needed until HPV neg. Cryo occ. poss ...Read more
Athlete w/loss of cervical lordosis, large lateral disc osteophyte c5/c6 causing severe narrowing foramen, indentation of thecal sac. What are best treatment options?
41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis.best treatment option?
Cervical spinal stenosis how to lessen pain and what pain meds work best had trouble with physical therapy because back is in spasm pain was unreal ?
Prolotherapy, prolozone, or platelet rich plasma during physical therapy? Which best odds for mild but troublesome bulging cervical disc?
Get another opinion: As a mild bulging disc in your neck is not the issue nor are the treatments your are mentioning other than some short term pt. Time is the best healer as is the judicious use of some medications and other possible pain management techniques but get an opinion from an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon first. ...Read more
A plastic surgeon: Facial lacerations, if not treated properly, can leave permanent scar. Initially letting it bleed a bit will steriliize the area. Clean with cold water, cover with gauze (sterile if have), compress area gently, then would go to dermatologist, plastics derm , or plastic surgeon. If not available, go to er, and they will contact appropriate specialist. ...Read more