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I have a herniated disc in my neck. It's been there for two years and seems to be getting worse. I've started to notice my hands shaking more. I seem to be clumsier and can't always hold on to things. Why does a herniated disc cause these kinds of problems?13 years 48 weeks ago2048
I have a herniated disc in my neck. Why does my surgeon want to operate on more than one location in my neck? Isn't the sore disc just in one place?17 years 3 weeks ago1959
I have a malignant tumor that has spread to the cervical spine. A team of radiation and medical oncologists have met with my orthopedist to discuss the best treatment for me. They will give me their findings at our next meeting tomorrow. What things go into this kind of medical decision?11 years 29 weeks ago1775
I have a mild case of myelopathy from pressure on my spine at C567. I'm going to try using a collar instead of having surgery right away. How long should I wear this?12 years 4 weeks ago1566
I have a type of cancer called multiple myeloma. It has spread to the bone in the neck area. Because of my other health issues, I'm not a good candidate for surgery to fuse the unstable spine. Is there anything else that can be done?12 years 20 weeks ago1459
I have been a headache sufferer for many years. Recently the doctor was able to do some tests to show that the head pain is really coming from my neck. Does the treatment differ? Now that I know the source, what should I do next?10 years 44 weeks ago1485
I have been diagnosed with cervical facet joint dysfunction. What are recommended treatments?10 years 39 weeks ago1916
I have diabetes and brittle bones. After a bad accident I also have a herniated disc in my neck. The doctors don't want to do surgery. They've suggested an epidural steroid injection instead. What are the risks of this operation?15 years 2 weeks ago1709
I have had migraine headaches since I was eight years old. I've heard that these might go away when I'm pregnant. I am trying to conceive, so I thought I'd check this out. What can you tell me?9 years 31 weeks ago1806
I have had neck pain for quite a while and would like to look into other treatments, like acupuncture, reflexology, or something like that. Is that a good idea?11 years 11 weeks ago1503
I have had upper back and neck pain off and on for several months. Nothing the doctor has given me has helped. Should I try something else like acupuncture or massage?13 years 42 weeks ago1580
I have many trigger points in my neck and arms. Most of this is from sitting in front of a computer all day. I do what the physical therapist tells me but I still have this problem. What am I doing wrong?10 years 51 weeks ago1645
I have neck and shoulder pain on both sides from a condition called syringomyelia. I also have a mild Arnold-Chiari malformation. If I have surgery for this problem, will I get better neck motion? I can hardly bend my neck forward.11 years 11 weeks ago1888
I have pain in my upper arm. Why does my therapist do ultrasound treatments on my neck?17 years 39 weeks ago2156
I have pressure on my spinal cord in the neck from a condition called stenosis. Based on my MRI results, the doctor is recommending surgery. My symptoms aren't really that bad. Should I go with the test results or by how I feel when deciding what to do?11 years 22 weeks ago1511
I have seen some commercials on television about the importance of wearing seat belts. The research for these infomercials always seems to be done on crash dummies. How do they know the results are the same for humans?16 years 44 weeks ago1612
I have severe damage to the disc in my neck from a car accident. I was fortunate enough to get an artificial disc replacement instead of having a neck fusion. The surgery went well, and I've been in a soft collar for a month. The doctor wants me to stop using the collar. I'm really too scared to let it go. What can I do?13 years 35 weeks ago1456
I have severe neck pain from a collapsed disc and bone in the spine. The doctor wants to remove the bone. Won't this just make my spine collapse even more?15 years 2 weeks ago1940
I have severe neck pain that goes down my arm from a damaged disc at C6/7. I've heard artificial disc replacement might be an option instead of fusion. What are the pros and cons of each?13 years 35 weeks ago1578
I have so many questions, I don't know where to start. My son hurt his arm in a waterskiing accident. Evidently the boat jerked his arm so hard, a nerve pulled away completely. They are talking about doing a nerve transfer from the pectoral muscle in his chest. If they do that, how will he use the chest muscle?10 years 14 weeks ago1690
I have some pressure on my spinal cord from bone spurs and compressed discs in the neck area. I heard that if this doesn't get better, there could be permanent damage to my spinal cord. Is that true?9 years 22 weeks ago2630
I have some problems from a ruptured disc in my neck that's putting mild pressure on my spinal cord. My doctor said I may need surgery but that I could just wear a neck brace instead. Am I better off deciding to have surgery right away?16 years 49 weeks ago1963
I have spinal stenosis that mostly affects my neck. The doctor says it's just another sign of aging. But what exactly is going on back there? He mentioned degeneration. What's breaking down?9 years 49 weeks ago2099
I have two problems in my neck. The first is too much of a forward curve. The second is fairly severe disc degenerative disease. I may have surgery to fuse the spine in two places. Will this make my neck curve better or worse?10 years 21 weeks ago2874
I have whiplash from a car accident that happened six months ago. It still hurts to move my head forward and back. Is this common? What can I do about it?16 years 44 weeks ago1672
I have whiplash from a minor rear-end car collision. How long will the symptoms last?17 years 24 weeks ago2645
I heard that worrying can actually keep me from getting over my neck pain. Is this true? There's no doubt I am a worrier.13 years 18 weeks ago1432
I heard you can get disc replacements now. Are these available for the neck? I have two discs that have to be removed. Maybe I could get them replaced instead.13 years 10 weeks ago1475
I hurt my neck the other day when I fell and I was sure I'd hurt a disc, but my doctor said it was torticollis. What's the difference and how can he tell?11 years 23 weeks ago1742
I hurt my neck the other week but I don't know how. One moment I was fine, the next, I was in agony. After waiting a day, I went to the emergency where they did some tests but couldn't find anything. My own doctor checked me a few days later but also didn't find anything. He said just to rest and take ibuprofen. How could they not find anything?10 years 10 weeks ago1634

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