Cervical Spine Shift?
Hello, I was diagnosed by a doctor when I had torticolis and had surgery about 3 weeks ago in the front of the neck … because I couldn’t turn left. After surgery, the next day a neck CT scan was taken. It was found that one of the cervical vertebrae was sliding and now feels pain in the shoulder and back of the neck … what is the impact of the operation? Is it because there are other factors? Thank you
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Dislocated neck bones, or can be said to occur dislocation, can occur due to various causes, but mainly is the presence of a particular collision or force that shifts it from its original place. Can be in the form of accidents, falls, hit and so forth, including surgery.
But to be sure, we cannot say whether there is a direct or indirect relationship between your complaint and the history of surgery that you have had without direct examination, including your medical history so far, the condition of your bones before surgery, after surgery, and how the condition of the neck bones which shifted it.
Our advice, you should check your condition with the doctor who operated on you before, or may seek opinions from other bone / orthopedic surgeons to get a second opinion. After a thorough examination, then can be determined the possible causes and the best treatment.
Meanwhile, avoid using self-care, using a masseuse or other alternative treatments because of the enormous risk to experiment with the neck. Simply consume over-the-counter pain relievers by reading the rules of use listed, attach the patch and immediately consult a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.