Frequent question: What is a cervical spine series?

What is a Davis series cervical spine?

A Davis series of the cervical spine means a complete study and generally involves seven views. The CPT codes for the thoracic spine: 72070 (thoracic spine, two views) 72072 (thoracic spine, three views) 72074 (thoracic spine, minimum of four views)

What joints can be seen on a cervical series?

Superior cervical spine joints:

  • Atlanto-occipital joint : is aligned to permit movement of nodding (Flexion and extension) and turning (Lateral flexion and rotation)
  • Atlanto-axial joint : It compromise three synovial joints, one central atlanto-odontoid joint and two lateral atlanto-axial joints.

Do you use a grid for C spine?

In cervical spine radiography, it has been a standard practice to use a grid in the AP cervical spine projection.

Is a herniated disc in the neck permanent?

Most of the time, pain associated with a herniated disc goes away on its own over a period of weeks or months and does not cause permanent damage to the spine or nerves. A herniated disc can occur in any part of the spine, but it is most common in the lower back (the lumbar spine) and the neck (the cervical spine).

How can I permanently relieve cervical pain?

Home treatment options

  1. Take an OTC pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or an NSAID, which includes ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen sodium (Aleve).
  2. Use a heating pad or a cold pack on your neck to provide pain relief for sore muscles.
  3. Exercise regularly to help you recover faster.
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What can a cervical spine MRI detect?

MRI can detect a variety of conditions of the cervical spine as well as problems in the soft tissues within the spinal column, such as the spinal cord, nerves, and disks. This test is used to evaluate injuries of the seven cervical spine bones or spinal cord.

What can a cervical MRI diagnose?

What is a cervical MRI used to diagnose?

  • Tumors in the bones or soft tissues of the cervical spine (neck)
  • Herniated discs or bulging discs in the cervical spine.
  • Aneurysm in the arteries of the cervical spine.
  • Bone or joint abnormalities.
  • Cervical spine birth defects.
  • Spine trauma.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Cancer or tumors in the spine.

How long does a cervical spine MRI take?

The test usually takes 30 to 60 minutes but can take as long as 2 hours.

What is AP oblique?

The AP oblique cervical spine projections are supplementary views to the standard AP, odontoid and lateral images in the cervical spine series and are always done bilaterally for comparison purposes.

What important structure runs through the transverse foramen of the cervical spine?

The vertebral artery and venous system pass through the transverse foramen, which is located medial to the tubercles of the transverse process and lateral to the vertebral body.