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Cervical Spine Case 1: Notes

Jan is a 54 year old female presenting to your clinic with complaints of numbness in her left hand. She is extremely distressed as she has consistently been getting pins and needles, leading to a loss of sensation in her hand, over the past 2 weeks. She has also noticed she has been dropping things more frequently when carrying objects on her left side. Jan complains that her pain wakes her in the night, and also bothers her whilst driving. Nil MOI noted.

SHx:

  • Works admin desk job full-time
  • Nil physical activity regularly – occasional walk with friends

PMHx:

  • Ex smoker 10 pack years, quit in 2018
  • Bilateral knee OA Dx in 2018
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (medicated with atorvastatin)
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