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My Mom

dstevensbobddstevensbob Posts: 18
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
My 81 year old Mother just found out from an MRI that she has a fractured bone in her neck - they told her it was an old fracture and she is going tomorrow for a CAT scan.

She fell and broke her pelvis about 8 months ago but has been complaining of neck pain into her ear for about a month now. Anyone know what is done for elderly patients?


  • Can someone help me understand these results?

    1. No evidence of fracture, with attention to the odontoid proces.
    2. Makedly severe degenerative changes involving the right lateral aspect of the atloantoaxial joint, with obliteration of the jont space, including between the dens and the right lateral mass, and associated with bony sclerosis and numberous degenerative cysts.
    3. Moderate and severe degenerative changes involving the atlantooccipital joins and upper cervical facet joints.

  • HI,
    I think they're telling you of the basic condition of her neck, which shows degeneration. My mom is 97, and has a pinched nerve that bothers her all the time...but at her age, there is no surgery to be done.. She uses ice, heat, and just tries to not aggravate it by head positioning. At 81, anesthesia is just not safe...Hope you can find more info that helps!
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  • My mom had a fractured vertebra in her lower spine, and they injected cement into it.
    I forgot the name of the procedure.
    She is 83.
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