Maddy

CT Scans Head neck and chest

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Hi All

I am ruminating here a bit. I had neck pain at the back for quite some months and been having physio. With HA I have been thinking the worst of course. To cut a long story short I fell down 10 stairs last Wed and they did a neck head and chest CT scan to check for broken bones etc. Thankfully nothing was broken but I do have a lot of bulging discs in the neck that are causing mild stenosis. Would they have seen any tumors in the neck etc with the scans? My HA is really high at the minute. Sorry to ask but just thought someone may know how CTs work more than I do. Thank you

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Sorry to hear about your fall.

Did they think the bulging discs have been problematic for a while or could they be caused by the fall? Because it sounds to me like you got the answer to your neck pain. If you have “a lot” of bulging discs it sounds like they were there all along and were causing your pain, not a tumor.

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Thank you for reply lugrad91. Yes, I have had neck problems for quite a few years but never had any official diagnosis re the discs just an opinion on what my doctor thought. I take it they would have seen anything sinister going on ? They noted Osteophytes and disc bulges.

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Does anyone else have an opinion in general on CT scans? Thanks...just a little anxious to say the least.

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Sorry to hear about your fall. 😞

As far as CTs. My son had one for a lump under his jaw, yes they see it quite clearly and he's having it removed. 

 

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The CT clearly would have shown anything sinister, guaranteed. Good luck addressing the discs.

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I actually found the CT scan one of my favorite things ever. I had one years ago for  headaches and I remember how calming and soothing the noise and rhythm was.

Did you find it that way?  

I also had a near bulging disc recently and saw the chiropractor three weeks in a row and no more pain :)

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I didn't find it calming as I had just fallen and been on a hard board for 3 hours before they scanned me.....busy ER. I was in a lot of pain all over....I am seeing Chiro in a couple of weeks so hopefully, I will get some relief. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your reassurances that have made me feel better.

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I get CT sca for my aortic aneurysm once a year now. They found two nodules in my lungs that were 3 and 5 mm so they are very sensitive to anomalies. Those nodules were tiny little things.

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10 hours ago, lofwyr said:

I get CT sca for my aortic aneurysm once a year now. They found two nodules in my lungs that were 3 and 5 mm so they are very sensitive to anomalies. Those nodules were tiny little things.

I have a 2 mm nodule in my lung as well found thru a CT scan.

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