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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How was your appointment and the tests ?
User :   Hello Sir. I had received your mail.
Doctor :   Any thing positive ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but it was not sent to gmail id, i had to consult some other doc.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Doc asked to go through xray-C.spine and MRI c.spine.
Doctor :   Ok. That is good.
Doctor :   Have you finished both the ones ?
User :   xrayc.spine - straigI one
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   xray c.spine -
User :   result: straightening of c.spine
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but we couldn't go for MRI, due to sever pain.and had to cancel that in between
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Hope you can do it tomorrow.
User :   would x-ray is sufficient ?
User :   he gave some tablets but not much relief
Doctor :   X-ray might be sufficient, but surely MRI would be more confirmatory and diagnostically more perfect .
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   what do you suggest at this stage?
User :   is this only thing causing pain for last 20 days?
Doctor :   I would suggest you to complete the MRI too.
User :   thing - st. c. spine i meant
Doctor :   And could you exactly give the radiologists opinion on the x-ray.
User :   this is only thing they found - other things are normal from x-ray.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   But could you exactly quote his report.
User :   yess.
User :   Impression: Doctor :   Also please do send a scanned copy of the x-ray and report yo YYYY@YYYY to help you better.
User :   - straightening of cervical spine. s
User :   suggested clinical correlation and follow-up.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   rest of things from report: User :   1. straightening of cervical spine 2.bone density, alignment and heights of vertebral bodies are normal
User :   3.disc spaces, pedicles, neural arches, transverse processes, spinal canal and posterior elements are normal
User :   4. pre and paravertebral soft tissues are normal
Doctor :   Actually the spine is convex to outside or back, and if it straightens, it causes rather impingemnt of nerves and severe refferrral pain.
User :   5. no bony cervical rib.
User :   that's all 5 points from x-ray.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   So no cervical rib compression.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok, That is good.
Doctor :   Actually the spine is convex to outside or back, and if it straightens, it causes rather impingemnt of nerves and severe refferrral pain.
User :   ok.
User :   what yours opinion on how we can go ahead now?
User :   and first of all thanks for giving the all clues yesterday.
Doctor :   Please go ahead with MRI , Know the extensive reoprting of the problem and then lets take it a few testing and reporting.
Doctor :   Welcome, I was always suspecting a Cervical spine problem.
Doctor :   Please do the MRI and let me know.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, Take care , Bye for now.
User :   ok
User :   One more thing -
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   ?
User :   does MRI test causes any headaches or it doesn't give any pain as x-ray test does?
Doctor :   No pain at all, it is non-invasive and is more harm less than x-ray or CT . Just need to be not panicky after going in there .
Doctor :   Dont worry, go ahead.
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, Take care , Bye for now.
Doctor :   Good night.
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