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A 19-year-old female asked:

What does it mean neck x-ray report. no fractures or subluxation visualized. cervical spine straightening. no prevertebral soft tissue swelling. open mouth view is limited by overlying bony structures. ?

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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Cervical: Sounds like an entirely normal X-ray. All cervical spines straighten out in cray or MRI done supine. Alternatively could be indication of some cervical muscle spasm causing splinting and thus straightening of the spine.
Last updated Oct 7, 2020


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