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My mom just get a report for her neck. and this is the

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Hi, my mom just get a report for her neck. and this is the result c1/c2 prevertebral soft tissue thickening i was searching about the possibilities that might happen for that.. any answers?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: She was worrying it might be cancer.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Last few week, her neck causing her head, headache. after went to accupuncture, everything get better. then the guy who did acupuncture for her, ask her go for a xray.. then she found out that thickening stuffs. 8 years ago, she has breast cancer.

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Prevertebral soft tissue thickening is not due to cancer. It occurs because of degenerative arthritis termed osteoarthritis. The treatment is;

1) Neck care in the activities of daily living.

a) No working on computer for more than half an hour in a single stretch. Same for TV.

b) Monitors and televisions exactly in front (180 degrees).

c) Contour pillow: Should fill the hollow when lying on back or straight. Available over the counter.

2) Cervical Collar or Brace

3) Cervical traction

4) Anti-inflammatory analgesics like Ibuprofen

5) Some physicians do give oral steroids in severe radiculopathy cases, in whom pain / numbness / tingling is quite significant.

6) Physical therapy: gradually increasing exercises from passive stretching to active against resistance regime.

7) Electrotherapy in the form of TENS, interferential and laser and ultrasound.

8) Hot fomentation

9) Local analgesic patch / ointment / spray

You can consult following specialists;

a) Orthopedist

b) Neurologist

c) MD in Physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi, the information is good. Today my mom went to ENT Specialist, they just put in a camera into my mom nose, throat.. to confirm nothing there. Thank you.

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