A 46-year-old male asked:
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history of chronic neck muscle spasms. now dx reversed cervical lordosis. advised to wear neck brace during day & exercises. scared of muscle atrophy.

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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
One in the same.: The reversal of the cervical lordosis (normal spinal curvature) to which you refer is due to the spasm of the neck muscles. The neck brace is meant to allow for natural relaxation of that muscle spasm.
Answered on Aug 24, 2015
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