Understanding Displacement of Cervical Disc Without Myelopathy

Published on December 2, 2019 in Mobi Blog, Neck Anatomy and Disease

Displacement of the cervical intervertebral disc occurs when the discs protrude between the vertebrae in the neck. This is commonly referred to as a slipped disc, though there isn’t any actual slipping occurring, rather it’s a herniation. The discs between each vertebra in the spine are gel-like with a tough outer ring that serve as a cushion to absorb shock. When the discs herniate and get pushed into the spinal canal, it puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, which can cause symptoms like pain, tingling, and decreasing range of motion.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Published on November 20, 2019 in Mobi Blog, Neck Anatomy and Disease

Degenerative disc disease is technically not a disease, but rather a degeneration of the discs located in the cervical spine. It occurs when the cushioning discs in the cervical spine begin to break down over time. Subsequently, it’s a common cause of neck pain for adults and the elderly, though it’s also possible to cause some individuals discomfort early on. Aside from age, other risk factors include injury and a genetic predisposition to more rapid wear.

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Causes of Back Spasms

Published on October 2, 2019 in Mobi Blog, Neck Pain

A spasm in the muscle occurs when the muscle involuntarily tightens, resulting in intense pain that can last anywhere from a few short minutes to days. They typically feel sharp and sudden, with the pain radiating deep into the muscle tissue. It can also cause the muscle to feel especially hard, making it difficult or painful to move the neck.

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What to Expect From ACDF Surgery Recovery

Published on September 16, 2019 in Mobi Blog, Neck Anatomy and Disease

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a surgery that relieves spinal cord and nerve compression in the neck by removing a degenerative or herniated disc. It’s a common, relatively safe procedure that often results in long-term success. While ACDF recovery time can depend on the individual, there are typical steps that most people can expect to experience in the weeks and month after surgery.

In this post, we’ll review what to expect after ACDF surgery, from post-op to a month out, as well as activities to avoid throughout recovery.

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What to Expect from a Cervical MRI Scan

Published on January 23, 2019 in Neck Pain

What to Expect from a Cervical MRI Scan

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses radio waves and a strong magnet to take clear pictures of internal organs and tissue. A cervical MRI is used to examine neck and spinal cord injuries, as well as structural abnormalities such as tumors and other conditions. The 3D images generated by these scans help doctors learn more about the patient’s bone and soft tissues to help made a diagnosis.


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