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A 44-year-old female asked:

What are the treatment for reversed cervical spine?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
By itself , there is: Nothing to worry about. It can be just related to degenerative changes and you may have no neck related symptoms or it could be related to some cervical spinal stenosis which may or may not cause symptoms or it may reflect muscle spasm due to a neck strain or disc herniation which most resolve and the neck reverts to normal posture. So you would treat the cause if there are those symptoms.
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Last updated Aug 13, 2015

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