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FAQ

Here some answers to frequently asked questions you may find useful.

1. Any side effects for a diabetes patient to undergo the total knee replacement? If so, what are they?

Dr. Kevin Yip: Extra precaution step needed for diabetes patient, such as giving the patient antibiotic before and during the operation to prevent any virus […]

Neck Pain / PID Cervical Spine

WHAT IS NECK PAIN?

Pain located in the neck usually at the back or sides.

HOW IS NECK PAIN EVALUATED?

Neck pain is evaluated by reviewing the history of the symptoms. In reviewing, the location, intensity, duration, and radiation of the pain will be noted. Any past injury to the neck is also taken into […]

Clinical Evaluation of Head Injuries-On-the-Field Evaluation

The initial on-the-field evaluation is directed toward assessing the levels of consciousness and of associated injuries, particularly cervical spine trauma. The medical personnel must first assess the patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation (i.e., ABCs).

If the patient is unconscious, the initial respondent must assume that an associated cervical spine injury has occurred, and the neck […]

Evaluation-Physical Examination

The athlete with a burner may come off the field shaking his or her arm and hand. If significant neck pain exists, or when neurological symptoms involve two or more extremities, cervical spine precautions should be taken with the athlete until the player is cleared from having a cervical spine injury.

A typical examination of […]

Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies

Basics Description Also called enthesopathies, these inflammatory diseases are associated with a negative rheumatoid factor or antinuclear antibody titer that affects the spine and multiple peripheral joints. Included in the seronegative spondyloarthropathies are AS, reactive arthritis (formerly known as Reiter syndrome), psoriatic arthritis, and enteropathic arthritis. Synonym: Reactive arthritis General Prevention Although the disease […]

Neck Pain

Basics Description In adults: Common Usually secondary to degenerative disc disease and arthritis In children and adolescents: Less common When it does occur, the pain often is secondary to a neoplasm or infection. Neck pain also occurs after trauma and is extremely common after motor vehicle accidents. General Prevention No definite methods of prevention […]

Cervical Spine Trauma: Dislocation and Subluxation

Basics Description 11,000 cases annually require surgery. Average hospital stay: 9.4 days ; a prolonged stay partly attributable to delay in diagnosing vertebral injuries (frequently missed) Careful trauma-patient evaluation, increased understanding of injury patterns, and advanced imaging and treatment have decreased the morbidity and mortality associated with spinal column injuries . Classification: The Denis […]

Cervical Disc Herniation

Basics Description Cervical disc herniation is a condition in which retropulsion of disc material occurs, with resulting compression of the neural elements (nerve root[s] and/or spinal cord), resulting in neck pain, radiculopathy, and/or myelopathy. Classification Herniation is classified as acute or chronic. The classification of myelopathy is based on physical function. General Prevention No […]

Whiplash Injury

After a motor vehicle accident; many patients have symptoms such as neck pain which may present directly after the injury or delay for several days. They have suffered from whiplash injury which is a soft tissue injury to the neck. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, […]

Neck Pain

Neck pain can occur from the bottom of the head to the top of the shoulders. It may spread to the upper back or arms & may cause limitation of neck and head movements. It is common in middle age & older adults. More than 50% of people older than 50 years old have suffered […]