I was in a roll over accident a few months ago and have been in pain management but I'm confused about my CT results. Can anyone help me understand?
Straightening of cervical spine with loss of normal cervical lordosis. Findings could relate to some muscle spasm
Mildly prominent prevertebral soft tissues anterior to C2. There is however some fat in this area and this of questionable clinical significance.
A very small area of prevertebral edema or hematoma would be considered.
If there is concern of ligamentous damage or if the patient has persistent neck pain, follow-up MRI might be considered.
Patchy right apical pleural parenchymal density of uncertain etiology. There is a triangular approximate 7 mm density in the right chest apex.
This may be related to mild apical scarring or fibrosis.
There is slight prominence of the prevertebral soft tissues anterior to C2 measuring up to
approximately 7 mm AP dimension. A plate mild prevertebral soft tissue swelling or hemorrhage. There is however some fat in this area seen on the
axial images. The clinical significance of this is unclear. There is a trace of gas in the right subclavicular region probably a trace of gas in a
vein. There is some biapical pleural-parenchymal density possibly some apical scarring or fibrosis.
Thanks for any help! *******************************************
No one on the Spine-Health patient forums is medically qualified to provide any advice or
or recommendations on any diagnostic test. However, the following key words can always be applied.
MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.
MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't help
SEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessary
Liz, Spine-health moderator