Multiple osteophytes at C4, C5, C6 AND C7 .
osteophytes at C4,C5, C6 AND C7.
decreased disc space between C5-C6 with end plate irregularity at
upper border ofC4, C5, C6.
CERVICAL SPINE IS WELL ALIGNED WITH NO FRACTURE.
WITH TISSUES ARE NORMAL.
AM EXPERENCING SENSATION IN LEFT ARM UP TO FINGERS VERY FREQUENTLY.
THERE ANY REMEDY?
spurs (that is, extra bone), called osteophytes, may form as a reaction
to the abnormal stresses placed on the joint.
spurs may cause the joint to enlarge and press on other nearby structures
such as nerves or tendons.
can lead to significant pain, further limitations in joint motion,
tendonitis and other problems.
treatment for bone spurs causing nerve impingement include: medications
such as anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers and pain medications.
injections can also provide temporary relief. Physical therapy and
exercise can strengthen the muscle around the area but typically does
not provide permanent relief from the pain.
of cervical disc disease may include pain in your neck or shoulder,
or tingling and numbness in your arms.
also have some weakness in your arms or hands.
be a candidate for surgery if:
therapy is not helping
- You experience progressive neurological symptoms involving your
arms and legs
- You experience difficulty with balance or walking
- You are in otherwise good health
are several different surgical procedures which may be used. The choice
of which depends on the severity of your case. In a small percentage
of patients, spinal instability may require that spinal fusion be
is a decision that is generally determined prior to surgery. Spinal
fusion is an operation that creates a solid union between two or more
devices (like screws or plates) may be used to enhance fusion and
support unstable areas of the cervical spine.
procedure may assist in strengthening and stabilizing the spine and
may thereby help to alleviate severe and chronic neck pain.
are no cures for bone spurs and their associated medical conditions,
but chiropractic care can dramatically assist patients in pain relief
while slowing, if not reversing, the degenerative process in the bones.
patients find that they can return to their former lifestyles with
continuous chiropractic care and have little need for pain medications
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