MRI Cervical Spine Contrast

miklJuly 23, 2016
10 images
An MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of the spine. In many cases, an MRI gives different information than an X-ray, an ultrasound, or a CT scan. An MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging tests. For an […]

MRI Cervical Spine C7

miklJuly 23, 2016
10 images
The spinal column can show signs of wear, particularly in the elderly. Wear is a normal ageing phenomenon that occurs in everyone, even if the degree to which it occurs varies individually. This wear, also called osteoarthritis, is found in various joints such as the hip or the knee. As a reaction to osteoarthritis, the […]

MRI Cervical Spine C6 C7

miklJuly 23, 2016
10 images
Cervical radiculopathy is a disease process marked by nerve compression from herniated disk material or arthritic bone spurs. This impingement typically produces neck and radiating arm pain or numbness, sensory deficits, or motor dysfunction in the neck and upper extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomographic myelography can confirm neurologic compression. The overall prognosis of […]

MRI Cervical Spine C5 C6

miklJuly 23, 2016
10 images
The cervical spine refers to that portion of the spinal column that is within our neck. This portion of the spine needs to be flexible enough to allow us to turn our head from side to side and up and down, but at the same time needs be strong enough to protect the delicate spinal […]

MRI Cervical Spine C5

miklJuly 23, 2016
10 images
He did not recceommend surgery. He said it was an option but it was not necessayr and it would be my very last option. He suggested a pain management specialist, but getting to one with my work schedule may be very very difficult. Can anyone reccommend any good exercises to help along with this? He […]

MRI Cervical Spine Bulging Disk

miklJuly 23, 2016
9 images
You may think a bulging disc is the same as a herniated disc, but there is a difference. With a herniated disc, a crack occurs in the outer layer of the disc, called the annulus. The crack usually affects a small part of the disc, and it allows the soft inner material of the nucleus […]

MRI Cervical Spine Bone Spurs

miklJuly 23, 2016
9 images
The term “bone spurs” is really a bit of a misnomer, as the word “spurs” implies that these bony growths are spurring or poking some part of the spinal anatomy and causing pain. However, contrary to this implication, bone spurs are in fact smooth structures that form over a prolonged period of time. The medical […]

MRI Cervical Spine Axial Anatomy

miklJuly 23, 2016
5 images
Clinical considerations are particularly important in the context of Cervical spine (C-spine) injury. This is because normal C-spine X-rays cannot exclude significant injury, and because a missed C-spine fracture can lead to death, or life long neurological deficit. Clinico-radiological assessment of spinal injuries should be managed by experienced clinicians in accordance with local and national […]

MRI Cervical Spine Arthritis

miklJuly 23, 2016
9 images
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic multisystemic disease of unknown cause. The characteristic feature is persistent inflammatory synovitis usually involving peripheral joints in a symmetrical distribution. Synovial inflammation causes cartilage destruction and bone erosion. Subsequently, joint deformity occurs. The axial skeleton, with the exception of the cervical spine, is affected later and less frequently. See […]

MRI Cervical Spine and Whiplash

miklJuly 23, 2016
7 images
An acute whiplash injury follows sudden or excessive hyperextension, hyperflexion, or rotation of the neck and causes neck pain and other symptoms.[1] Whiplash injury is common in road traffic accidents and may also be caused by sports injuries, falls or assaults. Most cases of whiplash injury occur as the result of rear-end vehicle collisions at […]