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A 49-year-old female asked:

xray revealed loss of lordosis in cervical spine, symptoms are severe sudden neck pain/headache, numbness in right arm (elbow to pinky), regular upper back pain for years. what can i do to correct lordosis and relieve neck/back pain?

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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Plan: Your recommendation depends on quality and exact location of abnormalities on X-ray. Physical therapy usually helps with symptoms.

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