The cervical collar is also known as a neck collar or neck brace. It is an instrument used for supporting the neck and spine after injury. It reduces head movements after injury. It prevents movements of the head and neck until the injury is healed.
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Are a stiff neck, backache, and an uncanny chest feeling a sign of a heart attack?
Query: Hello, doctor, I am anxious about my heart. I cannot tell what is causing me to feel like this. I have a stiffness in the side of my neck with some pain in the upper left part of the back. I am able to pin point it. The chest feels weird on the left side. The ECG, chest X-ray and CBC were normal. Ho... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In all probabilities, it is not a heart attack. Neither your symptoms nor the investigations are compatible with a heart attack. I think you should stop worrying about a heart attack. From your description, it sounds like a cervical spine problem like spondylosis... Read Full »
How to manage my neck stiffness after C1 and C2 surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I have done my C1 and C2 surgery with screw fixation. After three months, my head is little flexible to move down and backward but not left and right (the surgery moto is not to turn my head). But for the past one week, I am facing that my neck is very stiff and my right shoulder feels l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your X-ray looks fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, nothing to worry. Yes, you can travel but if you have pain and stiffness, then you need to use a soft cervical collar-size depending on your neck length, or it can be adjustable. If you do a sit... Read Full »
I was suggested surgery for cervical spondylosis. Should I go for it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. I am a cervical spondylosis patient. After the MRI report, the doctor suggested an operation. Should I go with the operation or not? MRI report: Spine with the screening of the whole spine: Cervical spine was studied with 3 mm thin slices in the axial and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is persistent numbness in the hands in cervical radiculopathy, then surgery is indicated. As you mentioned that you have significant numbness, and your MRI reports suggest the same, you should consider getting surgery done. Until then, you can be star... Read Full »
Why is there numbness in the hands after so many years of accident?
Query: Hello doctor, My brother met with an accident 20 years ago. Now, he has some numbness in his hands. We have attached the reports of the scan recently. Kindly suggest treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully reviewed the uploaded MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It indicates cervical spinal cord compression in the cervical region. This compression is responsible for his hand numbness. For this rea... Read Full »
How to move a person with cervical spine stenosis from a bed to a wheelchair?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 79 years old has a neurologist appointment in five days. She was recently diagnosed at the ER with spinal stenosis in the neck. However, I am very concerned that me moving her from the bed to the wheelchair is contributing to her daily decline and related symptoms. Her s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Severe cervical spinal stenosis causing spinal cord compression is known to cause all the symptoms that you have described. However, if the worsening from being able to walk to not at all has happened after your ER visit, I suggest you go to the ER again. This is be... Read Full »
What could the pain under my armpits be?
Query: Hello doctor,For the past two days, I have been having pain under my armpits beside my left breast. The pain sometimes also goes down my arm into my collarbone and sometimes into my shoulder blade. Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have mentioned, there are many possible causes: 1. It may be an enlarged, inflamed lymph node in your armpit. 2. It can be musculoskeletal pain. 3. It can be a pain due to heart problems. So please provide me with answers in order to reach the appropri... Read Full »
Is there a permanent cure for the shoulder pain caused due to computer usage?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been using the computer every day for ten years and have developed a right shoulder pain in the last three years. I spend seven to eight hours with the computer and use the right hand for the mouse and keyboard. Now, I have to use the mouse with my left hand due to frequ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. This does not seem like a localized pain to the hand and shoulder. I think the pain is neurogenic originating from the compression of a nerve in the neck. There is a possibility of frozen shoulder too which may also present with similar sy... Read Full »
What could be done for swelling, pain, and stiffness at the back of the neck?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old male weighing 70 kg. I have a swelling at the back of the neck. There is also a neck stiffness and giddiness as if the blood supply to the head reduced. I had sudden stretching at the same point 10 years back and had suffered the same problem for six months th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had a sudden stretching of the neck, followed by severe pain 10 years back. Now, you are complaining of the same pain with swelling at the back of the neck with a feeling of giddiness. From your description, it seems that there is some sort of an injury to your c... Read Full »
I have dizziness for a year. Can I get cured by taking medicines?
Query: Hi doctor, Please have a look on my reports. I have dizziness for the past 1 year. Kindly answer my questions below. I do not know how it could happen for me. Can this get cured with medicine? If not, do I need to get any surgery? Will it be a minor or major surgery? Is there any other way of treat... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a congenital developmental problem and the exact reason why it happens is not postulated. The pathophysiology is that the segment of an embryo which forms the area of craniovertebral junction has some genetic defects. It cannot be cured with medicines. Yes, surger... Read Full »
My wife is suffering from a burning type of pain in the neck. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife had frozen shoulder last year and cured by exercise. She is 50 years old. Now, she has some burning type of pain in the side, back of the head, above the neck and also in the knee joint. She feel sleepless. She has her uterus removed for fibroid around five years back. Her height ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like her headache is coming from nerve compression in the lower part of the neck. Did she ever have an x-ray for it? Has she used any pain medication for neck pain? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to an internal medicine physician online --... Read Full »