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What causes straightening of the curvature in the neck?

What causes straightening of the curvature in the neck?

Muscle spasm: Commonly, muscle spasms may cause your neck to straighten. If there has been injury or arthritis of the vertebrae of the neck then the bony problem may be contributing to the straightening, . ...Read more

Lordosis (Definition)

Of the spine seen. From the side in terms of the natural sway of the lower back as well as in the neck. It is in the opposite direction of the roundness or kyphosis of the chest region or thoracic spine with the head balanced over the hips with these curves compensating each other to allow ...Read more


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What is straightening of the cervical lordosis?

What is straightening of the  cervical lordosis?

See below: Lordosis refers to the natural curve in your neck. You can see this when you get a lateral x-ray of your neck. When you are experiencing muscles spasms in your neck or if you have a poor posture, the normal "curve" in your neck will straighten out. You essentially "lose" or "straighten" the cervical lordosis. ...Read more

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What is retro-spondylolisthesis of the spine?

What is  retro-spondylolisthesis of the spine?

A backward spinal sl: Your spine vertebra don't line up front back and one has slipped back this is a different condition than the commonly treated anterior slipping they have different treatment algorithms and prognosis general part of segmental degeneration a levels higher than l3. ...Read more

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Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more

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What are the abnormal curvatures of the spine?

What are the abnormal curvatures of the spine?

There are several: Known as scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis. In certain regions of the spine there are normal ranges of kyphosis or lordosis but a scoliosis is not normal ; can occur from several reasons. There can be abnormal degrees of kyphosis or lordosis that can be associated with each other ; scoliosis. The sway in the lower back is a lordosis and roundness of chest is kyphosis. Coiling of spine is scoliosis. ...Read more

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What si the cause of hypertrophy of the heart(thickenng/enlargement)?

What si the cause of hypertrophy of the heart(thickenng/enlargement)?

Hypertrophy: Can be caused by pressure or volume loads on the heart, also genetic causes and sometimes infiltrative diseases. ...Read more

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What is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis?

What is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis?

Lordosis: Normally the neck area, or cervical spine, has a curve where the middle part bends out toward the front of the body. The xray here shows a loss of some of that normal curve. Losing this curve can be caused by many things including poor posture, neck muscle strain or osteoporosis. The most common cause is muscle strain often from bending over a computer. A chiropractor can help correct this. ...Read more

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What is triangulation of the spine?

What is triangulation of the spine?

Triangulation: My apologies but I don't understand "triangulation of the spine" in a woman your age. Can you please send me some additional information. ...Read more

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What is subluxation of the spine?

What is subluxation of the spine?

Subluxation: See my previous answer at https://goo.gl/6K0xKy. Basically, subluxation refers to minor or partial dislocation, typically in reference to joints but also used by dentists to describe loose teeth due to trauma. Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subluxation which also notes that chiropractors use this phrase to describe abnormalities of the spine. ...Read more

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SPECT of the spine shows moderate increased uptake in the anterior aspect of +/- L3 and in the thoracic vertebrae. What does this mean?

It means that: those areas of the bone have more metabolic activity than adjacent normal bone. It has to be interpreted in the context of the distribution of activity, your clinical history, and possibly other imaging studies, because based on limited nonspecific info, it could mean anything from trauma to arthritis to metastatic disease. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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What is the usual cause of compression fractures in the spine?

What is the usual cause of compression fractures in the spine?

Several causes : Compression fractures can occur from trauma ( falls, MVAs, ATV crashes ) or from osteoporosis allowing fractures to occur with less strenuos activities or falls. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of loss of lordosis?

What are the symptoms of loss of lordosis?

Discomfort: Lordosis occurs naturally in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spine. Loss of lordosis is accompanied by symptoms of discomfort or pain. It can also result in disurpted alignement of other structures resulting in pain and discomfort in other places. ...Read more

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Where is the valgus on the neck of the femur?

Where is the valgus on the neck of the femur?

Valgus: Valgus is a term for outward angulation of the distal segment of a bone or joint. It looks like the joint is pushed in relative to the rest of the limb. ...Read more

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What is an excessive lateral curvature of the spine?

What is an excessive lateral curvature of the spine?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the lateral curving of the spine. An indication for fusion is typically ~60+ degrees. ...Read more