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cervical spine disc herniation

A: Dear Mirza, First of all I am shocked to find out that the ENT told you that the tinnitis is a result of the loss of your neck curve...pretty forward thinking on his part.  This is a possibility due to the neurological connection of the upper cervical nerve roots, the trigeminal ganglion, and the cranial nerves, so it is a possibility.  That being said, I hope he explored other options as well just to be thorough. Concerning the neurosurgeon, I would have to disagree with his assessment, but only because you just had an MRI that found no disc bulge.  However, he is correct that all of these symptoms can be the direct result of a cervical disc bulge pressing into the...


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....

What Is a cervical Herniated disc?

A: A cervical disc is a hard circular cushion located between the bones of the neck and spine. Each disc is surrounded by a fluid known as nucleus pulposus and covered with annulus fibrosus, a protective strip made of a firm, rubber-like material. The purpose of cervical discs is to protect the neck and spine from damage resulting from impact. A cervical herniated disc is a condition in which the nucleus pulposus leaks out, resulting in cracking or displacement of the cervical disc. When the condition first occurs, a...


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...


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,...


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....


cervical spine

A: First of all, the injuries described in this MRI are most likely not due to the car accident. Degenerative changes such as stenosis and foraminal narrowing occur overtime and were probably exacerbated from the trauma of the car accident.  The degeneration occurring in the spine is the result of wear and tear to the joints/vertebra which make up the spine. This results in damage to the disc. There is a disc between each of the vertebra in your spine. The intervertebral discs are designed to absorb pressure and keep the spine flexible by acting as cushions during body movement. The discs...


Kyphosis cervical spine

A: hi claudia basically your spine is losing its natural curve. in "extreme cases" loss of cervical curve can cause paralysis- which would be seen to be beginning if you lost bladder or bowel control this is not how it normally goes though. you have no fractures of the vertebrae seen in advanced cases, so as long as you get some therapy you ought not to get to the loss of function stage. prognosis: "The majority of patient with kyphosis respond very well to a combination of physical therapy, exercises, and medications. Even in more severe cases that eventually require surgery, patients are able to return to normal activities without restrictions, in most cases, after they have fully recovered from surgery." that is quoted from...


cervical ribs/reverse cervical spine

A: hello kelli,     Those are good questions. Everyone has cervical ribs and many people have a posterior ponticus (which is really in consequential) Congrats on feeling better. Often times patients will get better with 1-7 adjustments by a chiropractor. The problem is that you have a reversed cervical curve which will take pressure off the back of the vertebrae (called facet joints) and transfer that weight onto the front of the vertebral bodies. When this happens over 10, 15 , 20 years you will develop arthritis (due to abnormal wear and tear to the cervical spine). Your pain is usually the first thing to clear up but you still have a reversed


cervical spine health

A: Dear Adam, Poor posture often leads to a reduction, elimination or reversal of the normal cervical curve.  If you are a young person, lets say in your teens or twenties, this is not a huge issue and you have a bit of time to correct the problem.  If you are in your thirties or forties, I would suggest that you work to immediately correct the structure before degeneration sets in.  Loss the of the curve eventually leads to degeneration, lost function, and pain among other issues. This issue is often compounded by the fact that the head has moved forward in relationship to the torso and this increases physical demand on the spine due to gravity. Here are a few quotes for you to appreciate: ?Loss of the

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