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What Is a cervical spine Fusion?

A: When constant pain in the cervical spine, or neck area, cannot be successfully treated with other methods, a cervical spine fusion is sometimes performed. This surgical procedure fuses vertebrae in the neck to each other, limiting movement so that the pain is reduced or eliminated. At times, a cervical spine fusion is the best way to end long-term, debilitating pain. Chronic pain in the cervical vertebrae is often caused by nerve compression. Fusing the vertebrae at the point where the nerves are compressed greatly reduces motion in the area. It can also help make additional room for nerves and nerve roots. The result...


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What is cervical spine Surgery?

A: cervical spine surgery is a procedure aimed at alleviating weakness, tingling, numbness and pain associated with the cervical spine. At the same time, the surgery seeks to correct any abnormalities in the function of the spine and help to restore a proper level of nerve function. The exact form of cervical surgery will depend on the general condition of the patient and what must be done in order to ease pressure on the nerves along the spinal column or any irritants to the vertebrae of the back. Surgeons can take several different approaches to the process of cervical spine surgery. Often,...


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How to Read a cervical spine MRI Result

A: A cervical spine MRI is a non-evasive procedure which examines the seven vertebrae at the top of your spine. cervical spine MRIs should always be read and interpreted by a professional radiologist. The radiologist will look for any abnormalities in the first seven vertebrae of the spine when reading the MRI....


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Straightening of cervical spine

A: Dear Chandrashekar, Straightening of the cervical spine happens all the time just due to poor posture and the effects of gravity on the neck.  It is common in all professions requiring desk work, forward neck postures, computer works, and even in kids who play video games...it is also frequently found after car crashed due to the forces transmitted through the spine. I see this in my clinical practice all the time across all age ranges. I have even seen it in children as young as7, 8 and 9 years of age.  It is one of the most common findings on x-rays of the neck. This is a nonspecific finding that can be related to normal stresses of living, and could have been present for years.  As a...


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cervical spine is STRAIGHT

A: Dear Karen, Rehabilitation of the spine to include remodeling the cervical spine has been the topic of many research papers.  In fact there are specific techniques in chiropractic formulated around the restructuring of lost curves in the spine.  Over the last twenty years, two of these techniques have risen to the top because they have frequently gotten favorable results and have been proven successful in follow-up radiographs.  They are Chiropractic Biophysics and Pettibon technique.  Both of these techniques have found that you cannot regain a lost curve with spinal adjustments alone, and you need to incorporate resistance exercises and or traction to attain...


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MRI cervical spine w/out contrast

A: This basically means you have some degenerative changes (they come along the way, sooner or later) of your cervical spine, especially involving the C5/6 level; honestly it doesn"t look too bad from the report, I"m sure any spine surgeon will treat you with pills and exercise at this point....
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How to Keep the cervical spine Pain Free

A: The cervical spine is the part of the backbone that starts at the base of the neck and ends at the shoulders. It contains seven vertebrae attached by cartilage discs, and protects the spinal cord connected to the brain. Keeping the cervical spine in good condition is vital, because if the area is damaged in any way, it can cause reduced mobility, stiffness in the upper back, and pain starting in the neck and shoulders all the way through the arms....


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What Nerve Pathways Are Involved In The cervical spine?

A: Along the cervical spine, there are 8 pairs of cervical nerves. The various cervical nerves essentially exit through different (and above/below) different vertebra....


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What Nerve Pathways Are Involved In The cervical spine?

A: Along the cervical spine, there are 8 pairs of cervical nerves. The various cervical nerves essentially exit through different (and above/below) different vertebra....


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cervical spine PINCHED NERVE

A: Hello Maria,      Yes, tension headaches may be caused by a misalignment of the cervical spine (Cervicogenic Headaches).  Very common, doctors of chiropractic specialize in the biomechanics of the spine and all joints of the body.  Chiropractic treatments moves the spine/vertebrae back into place reducing tension on the nerve resulting in a decrease in muscle spasm and pain.  Chiropractor will often use various soft tissue techniques to stretch/loosen the surrounding musculature of the affected joint.  Acupuncture is also effective for headaches. Have a great day, Dr. Brendon O"Brien D.C....


 
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