... If you are experiencing a great deal of pain, you may want to be evaluated by a spine specialist. ... (1 replies)
... A second major consideration when dealing with cervical spine issues is whether there is any spinal cord compression. ... (3 replies)
... Well, it depends on how narrow it is and how much it hurts. First they try to help you with conventional methods such as physiotherapy and massages. Main goal: reduce the pain.
That's the theory, though. For of course doctors and pharmaceutical technologists will make more money out of a surgical intervention. a surgery is not always the best options. So the first question... (3 replies)
... surgical spine physician. After the prednisone, I am still not feeling much better and had the MRI done. ... (1 replies)
... There is degenerative disc disease of the lower cervical spine levels as detailed above. ... (0 replies)
... I would caution you to do your homework! Get several opinions, from both a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic spine surgeon, before reaching a decision. On the surface ADR makes sense and seems to be a better approach than going through a fusion surgery. ... (1 replies)
... I went about 2 weeks ago for a CT scan. Went to the Ortho, the last fusion @C3-4 failed. We discussed it(2 Ortho-surgeons) & I. He's saying going to go in Posterior fuse C3-4. Possibly up to C2-3.
We will also go in and remove the 2 fractured screws @ T-1. Will be going down to the T-2 level & try to place pedical screws there.
Also as before will be using my own bone... (4 replies)
... There may be other issues with the spine other than the swelling. ... (3 replies)
... I kept encouraging her to keep looking and eventually she ended up with a surgeon whose practice is primarily revisions. It is amazing to me how the majority of spine surgeons in Michigan seem to have trained in the same hospital and look out for each other. ... (2 replies)
... You may have had a whiplash injury, which is a common cause of prevertebral swelling. I would think, with degenerative disc disease in the thoracic spine, the symptoms you mention, etc., it would be a good idea to have a MRI.
X-ray can only see what is going on with bones, whether there is a fracture, whether there is disc space narrowing, whether there is some... (3 replies)
... Hi, my name is Lyn I live in Michigan and I have been on here for several years and have had problems with pain in my cervical spine and have been in Chronic pain since the year 2000. ... (2 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I am sorry you are in pain and are having trouble getting in to see a spine specialist. First thing to know is that spinal symptoms develop at the level of injury or below. ... (1 replies)
... I see the surgeon on Tuesday. I went to physical therapy a few times, didn't help and after the three injections I had I'm not sure what else can be done. Even when I work it hurts and I have a sedentary job sitting down all day. When I sit my back and legs hurts with legs going numb. When I stand or walk its the same thing. At this point just not sure what else can be... (8 replies)
... So totally understand you may have multiple things going on here, but balance issues CAN be vertigo related... and a quick look into your ear by a ear guru can tell whether that 'checkmark' can be eliminated. Not one 'fix' will be the cause of your issues.
Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the... (22 replies)
... ddition specialized training in the structural alignment, mechanics and disease of the spine. As a profession, they can be useful as a secondary consultant to a spine specialist but are not an adequate substitute if one has any complex spinal problems. ... (22 replies)
... C6 a couple of the images clearly show a dearth of surrounding spinal fluid and a slightly squashed, football shaped cord. I had neurologists tell me that my spine was ok, but the spine specialists all knew that I had some cord compression. ... (22 replies)
... There are two areas in the spine where spinal nerves are compressed. One is in the central canal. ... (8 replies)
... st mri said severe stenosis this one says severe but the pain is pretty much the same and constant. I also notice when I lay on my back I can kinda feel like my spine is moving, never noticed this before. Has anyone had a similar situation? ... (8 replies)
... efinitely not saying you shouldn't go ahead with the surgery, it may be the perfect thing. But, if it were me, I would get another opinion, perhaps from an ortho spine specialist that has knowledge of ADR. ... (9 replies)
... al discs. He said it's the best surgery for me due to my age. He feel most of my symptom is coming from my neck. He said my nerves are very brisk and due to my spine being compressed at these two levels my muscles are spasm up. He also said the surgery will relieve some symptoms but not all. ... (9 replies)