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What does an abnormal X-ray on neck mean?

What does an abnormal X-ray on neck mean?

Lots of Things: Do you mean cervical spine? Abnormal could include fractures, disc narrowing, arthritic changes, destructive lesions from infection or cancer, osteoporosis, etc. Do you mean the soft tissues of the neck? Abnormal could mean calcifications of lymph nodes or carotid arteries, swelling of the soft tissues in back of the throat, foreign bodies in the airway or esophagus, etc. Lots of things. ...Read more

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Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?

Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?

Read more about it: To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. ...Read more

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Neck X-ray normal.Neck pain that hurts my head and in my ears.No ear infection.What could be issue?

Neck X-ray normal.Neck pain that hurts my head and in my ears.No ear infection.What could be issue?

Probably jaw joint: It sounds as if your jaw joint is having some problems. Do you clench or grind your teeth? Do you like chewy and crunchy foods? Do you chew gum? If so, you need to go on a soft diet, take anti-inflammatories as needed and use ice on the areas that bothers you 3 to 4 times a day for 20 minutes at a time. You should also discuss this with your dentist. ...Read more

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Can neck x-rays show neck tumors?

Can neck x-rays show neck tumors?

Neck tumor: X-rays can show a tumor in the neck if it involves a bone. Otherwise a MRI is required to see other types of tumors. ...Read more

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3 yo had 6 chest X-ray as baby for pneumonia, CT of brain for fall, 4 X-ray of neck, adenoids today b/c he kept moving. I'm so worried about radiation?

3 yo had 6 chest X-ray as baby for pneumonia, CT of brain for fall, 4 X-ray of neck, adenoids today b/c he kept moving. I'm so worried about radiation?

Discuss also with MD: He has had more than the usual amount of radiation for a 3 year old but these tests are usually quite safe and do not lead to long term complications. Chest and neck x rays have far less radiation than a brain ct. Using sunscreen and a hat during peak sun hours will decrease his exposure to uv rays. Eating well and including foods rich in antioxidants and vitamin c helps maintain a healthy defense. ...Read more

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Hi a friend of mine told me that when a doctor wants to find out if a person has dissociative identity disorder they take a X-ray of the neck?

Hi a friend of mine told me that when a doctor wants to find out if a person has dissociative identity disorder they take a X-ray of the neck?

No: Dissociative disorders are diagnosed through history and interview, not through xrays or laboratory methods. The process of ruling out certain physical conditions may include various diagnostic studies (including x-rays) though. Such physical conditions may accompany, complicate, or be mistaken for dissociative episodes -- think of problems like seizure disorders, hypothyroidism, etc. ...Read more

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Would enlarged lymph nodes show up on an X-ray of the neck and head?

May be: It may or may not. The procedure of choice is ultrasound by an eperienced sonographer. Xr is not a great exam for lymph nodes. Even better: have it examined by a doc. Usually this is palpable on physical examination and most examinations are not helpful. ...Read more

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I was in an accident 3months ago had X-ray of my neck due to whiplash. I've been seeing a chiropractor but it still hurts. Should I get an mri?

Whiplash: Unfortunately whiplash syndrome is difficult to treat and diagnose for that matter. I would get a cervical mri, but remember that the findings on MRI may or may not correlate with your symptoms. ...Read more

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