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X-ray of neck in lateral projection

lateral roentgenogram of the neck

x-rays of the cervical spine in lateral projection

Functional radiographs of the cervical spine in lateral projection (positive and negative)

Target x: the picture was taken the patient with complaints of headaches, dizziness and the inability to Flex the arm at the elbow joint due to pain. The neurologist suggests that the pain is formed at the expense of the nerves of the neck, and the dizziness and headache is probably a symptom of compression of the vertebral artery at offset vertebrae.

Description of the snapshot radiologist:

On the functional radiographs of the cervical spine in the lateral projection, performed at maximal flexion of the head, visualized the decreased height of the intervertebral disc in the segment of C5-C6. Celebrated acuteness of the lower endplate of C6 with its concavity in the middle part. Pointed bottom projection angles of the bodies of C3, C4, C5, C6. Lordosis smoothed.

Conclusion:

Radiological signs of degenerative changes of the cervical spine with degenerative disc disease in the segment of C5-C6.

Recommended: to avoid the protrusion of the intervertebral disc in the segment of C5-C6 magnetic resonance imaging of the spine at that level. X-ray data for the displacement of the vertebrae with functional x-rays are not obtained.

Some explanations: with the help of x-rays of the spine can reveal only indirect signs of protrusion. In this case, the reduced height of the slits in the segment of C5-C6, clarity and concavity of the lower endplate of the C6 vertebra suggests the presence of prolapse or protrusion at this level, but the assumption requires validation using magnetic resonance imaging.

note that in the picture is not sharp displacement of one vertebra relative to the body of another, so data compression of vertebral artery cervical vertebrae when x-rays are not obtained.