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Pain is due to muscular spasms and cervical spondylosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your
User :   Oh sorry.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you today ?
User :   Hi doctor. Ok, I not exactly the brightest person, so I apologize if my question seems dumb.
User :   I've had about ten CT scans done in about seven years, and about as many X-Rays. Mainly for my head ( I have bad headaches) and one CT for my chest where they injected some liquid.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Have I put myself at risk for Cancer? What are adverse effects? My short term and long term?
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   28
Doctor :   and all the CT were done for the head ache ?
User :   Headaches and cases of Vertigo.
User :   I just did as the doctor advised. Mainly in the ER.
Doctor :   and what was the interval between each scans
Doctor :   ok
User :   Probably half a year to a year.
Doctor :   as such, the radiation exposure during CT is not that high, to cause cancer
Doctor :   each CT just gives exposure of about 0.600 rads
User :   Ok thank you... Best 16 bucks spent ever!
User :   Another question. IF I may?
Doctor :   and that is not sufficient to cause cancer on its own, specially when you get them done at intervals as mentioned
Doctor :   yes sure
User :   Ok, I know the aneurysms are asymptomatic. But, frequent pains in the back of the neck, radiating toward the top and sometimes forehead. The doctors I've seen never brought it up and I've never really understood what that was. This was suggested by a friend, and he is a bright guy.
User :   I figured with so many CT scans. This is something that would have been caught.
Doctor :   the pain described is due to muscular spasms and cervical spondylosis
Doctor :   and this is not associated with aneurysms of the brain
User :   How does one manage this?
Doctor :   aneurysms usually present with subarachnoid hemorrahage, and that would be the worst headache that a person can experience in his life
Doctor :   pulsatile headache, that is felt on the front and the sides of the head, along with nausea, vomiting, and loss of consciousness is the main presentation of aneurysms
User :   Then it's not something I should worry about.
Doctor :   cervical spondylosis is managed by neck braces and collars and prescription medications and neuropathic medications
Doctor :   yes, u need not worry about aneurysms , as they are not associated with radiation exposure as well as they do not present befor the age of 50
User :   Thank you doctor you have made my night! If you practice In the Los Angeles and Accept blew shield I would love you to be my doctor!
Doctor :   I am practicing in India,
Doctor :   I would love to have you as my patient
Doctor :   you can consult me again, if needed on healthcare magic
User :   How would I do that?
Doctor :   you can ask for Dr Anvekar ,
Doctor :   and I can advise you online
User :   Thank you Doctor. Have a wonderful afternoon!
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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