An Explanation Of The Results Of Spinal X-rays?
Lila, 25 years old. My doctor took x-rays yesterday and the results are clinical results of cervical syndrome. It says: ● VC5 susp listesis ● VC5 Osteophytes ● invisible compression or listesis ● no visible intervertebralls discs. What do you mean by that … thank you, I work in an office with my computer routine all day. What does that matter, and for years I slept on a hard and stacked mattress.
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The spine is normally composed of small bone segments connected by joints to form a straight line with a characteristic curvature. Around these vertebrae there are many nerve fibers in charge of regulating the sensory and motor functions of the hands, feet, and various organs in the body.
Cervical syndrome is a term often used to describe disorders of the upper spinal segment around the neck (cervical area). This disorder can occur due to the aging process, work activities carried out, arthritis, injuries around the neck, smoking, obesity, spinal curvature abnormalities (for example in patients with scoliosis), to genetic factors (heredity). Symptoms that appear are usually a tingling sensation, numbness, pain, stiffness, or weakness that feels, especially in the neck area, can also spread to the arms or head. Not only that, you can also experience difficulty in walking, coordination problems, sensory and motor disturbances in the hands and feet, or also disorders in controlling bowel movements.
Cervical syndrome can be confirmed not only from interviews and physical examinations, but also supporting tests, for example X-rays. Judging from your statement, your doctor suspects that there is a shift in the spine in the front that covers the underlying bone (listesis) as well as protruding excess bone growth (osteophytes, bone spur) at the 5th cervical spine level (C5). In addition, there is no visible emphasis or narrowing of the disc between your spine.
Your work activities that require you to sit in front of a computer, especially if done in an un ergonomic position, throughout the day can make the neck bones and supporting tissues around it become stiff, making it more susceptible to cervical syndrome. This can be made worse by your habit of sleeping on hard beds.
You should consult directly the results of the examination that you have lived with a doctor or neurologist. Further examination, for example CT scan, MRI, or myelography can also be done if the doctor feels necessary. Depending on the severity of your condition, the doctor can provide a variety of treatments, for example by observation, drug administration, physiotherapy, surgery, and so on.
To help alleviate your complaint, we recommend:
Do not carelessly massage or massage your spine, including in the neck area. When working with the computer, adjust your sitting position, distance and height of your eyes with the computer, lighting the room around you, and the duration of your work so as not to cause stiffness in the neck area. discomfort in the neck, compress with ice cubes or warm water Do not take medication carelessly unless prescribed directly by a doctor Regular exercise Avoid activities that risk triggering injuries to your spine Sleep on a comfortable base, not too hard, not too soft May help yes..