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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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Straightening of the cervical lordosis. Lots of upper neck pain. Treatment?

Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should be aware of posture and activities that could be worsening problem. So if picking heavy objects should avoid it. Also, consider ergonomic adjustment in work environment so that neck is in neutral position. Cervical pillow could also be bought. ...Read more

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Does loss of cervical lordosis affect the functionality of neck muscles (like swallowing)?

Does loss of cervical lordosis affect the functionality of neck muscles (like swallowing)?

Usually no: This usually relates to muscle spasms. It is not something patients have told me but not out of the question. If swallowing is a real issue then a visit to the doctor is in order ...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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Can loss of cervical lordosis cause serious pains in the hand?

Can loss of cervical lordosis cause serious pains in the hand?

No but what may be : Causing the cervical spine to lose its natural alignment could be such as a disc herniation or foramenal stenosis or both. By decreasing the degree of lordosis, there may be more space made available to lessen pressure on a pinched or compressed nerve that may be the cause of the pain in your hand which can be demonstrated by a ct ormri scan of the cervical spne. ...Read more

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I have loss of cervical lordosis?

This can be due to : Just the position your head and neck wee in during the imaging or due to degenerative changes that occur over time. If there is a muscular pain either from a muscle strain, disc herniation or arthritic inflammation - these can cause this imaging appearance. Spinal stenosis may lead you to have this neck position as well to afford more room in the spinal canal for the nerve tissue. ...Read more

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Smooth Reversal of the cervical lordosis. Minor disc bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord at C5-C6. ?

Smooth Reversal of the cervical lordosis. Minor disc bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord at C5-C6. ?

Neck: The reveral of the cervical lordosis is usually from muscle spasms. The bulging disc is pushing against the sac that holds the CSF and spinal cord. You don't mention of it is pushing against the cord itself so I will assume it doesn't. Usually need rest, pain meds and muscle relaxers. Keep all your appointments with your doctor. You might benefit from physical therapy too. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Loss of lumbar lordosis solutions?

Loss of lumbar lordosis solutions?

PT: If it's functional then exercises with therapy may improve posture. A true structural kyphosis/loss of lordosis is only fixed with surgery. ...Read more

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Could the loss of cervical lordosis (forward head posture) lead to hands pain?

Not the actual : Loss of the cervical lordosis but what may be causing your neck to be held in that position may also be causing the symptoms your are noting in your hands. ...Read more

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What does desiccation of the disc without loss of disc height mean?

What does desiccation of the disc without loss of disc height mean?

Normal aging: Dedication means drying out. There is a central pulp in the disc which tends to dry up as we age. It is really the way most discs look on MRI as people get older. Fortunately it has not started to lose height yet but it probably will over time. We call this degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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Hi, Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?

Loss: of cervical lordosis means straightening of the normal curve of the cervical spine. It can simply be positional or do to muscle spasm. Spondylotic changes basically mean degenerative arthritic changes at that level. ...Read more

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Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?

Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?

Fairly common: Description for imaging by age 30 relating more to age relatd degenerative changes particularly at the lower two disc spaces ascwell as involving the small joints or articular processes of the back with two facet joints found at each disc level. This can be further affcted if one smokes ;/or obese. Genetics also play a role while ther is mixed data as to other possible environmental causes. ...Read more

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"Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?"

"Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?"

Varies : Increased sclerosis on the articular processes throughout the spine is another way to say you have diffuse arthritic changes in you spine. The end plate irregularity is harder to say without seeing the film, it can also represent a change seen in arthritis, but can also represent a fracture or even be seen in an infection of the vertebrae. You should see your doctor to go through it with you. ...Read more

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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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Treatment of disalignment of cervical spine?

Treatment of disalignment of cervical spine?

If no pain no worry: If no symptoms in terms of pain or neurologic symptoms or findings, don't worry unless physician believes that the spine has an instability then you would need surgery. Otherwise, the spine can change its alignment due to degeneration or due to muscular issues or even related to disc herniation or spinal stenosis. If those are causing symptoms you treat them, not how the spine lines up ! ...Read more

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What is the meaning of leg weakness with cervical spine trauma?

What is the meaning of  leg weakness with cervical spine trauma?

Can be the cause: Injury to the cervical spine (or neck) can result in spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can cause leg weakness. It is paramount that a diagnosis be made so that the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Hi, Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?

Loss: of cervical lordosis means straightening of the normal curve of the cervical spine. It can simply be positional or do to muscle spasm. Spondylotic changes basically mean degenerative arthritic changes at that level. ...Read more

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Can loss of normal cervical lordosis be caused by rheumatoid arthritis? If so, would there be signs of RA on the x-ray or MRI of cervical spine?

Can loss of normal cervical lordosis be caused by rheumatoid arthritis? If so, would there be signs of RA on the x-ray or MRI of cervical spine?

It can be seen in-: -many conditions spasm, positioning on an X ray tsbl, can be seen in advanced RA, ankylosing spondylitis. It in of itself is not diagnostic. Exam & labs are needed 2 Dx RA. ...Read more

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I have loss of cervical lordosis?

This can be due to : Just the position your head and neck wee in during the imaging or due to degenerative changes that occur over time. If there is a muscular pain either from a muscle strain, disc herniation or arthritic inflammation - these can cause this imaging appearance. Spinal stenosis may lead you to have this neck position as well to afford more room in the spinal canal for the nerve tissue. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a loss of cervical lordosis?

Muscle spasm: Almost always from muscle spasm . Straightens out )temporarily) the normal spine curvature in the neck. Treat the spasm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to *completely reverse* complete loss of cervical lordosis (leading to spondylosis) without any accident / sudden trauma?

You are young for : You were too young for the diagnosis of cervical spondylosis. This is some of the process, and you will need an evaluation to a diagnose what it is. I One have your physician have you see a rheumatologist, because what you suggest may mean that you have an inflammatory process. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have minimal cervicothoracic scoliosis and loss of cervical lordosis?

Translation: The spine at the neck usually has a gentile curve forward then back creating a bow like appearance when seen from the side. Lack of cervical lordosis means it has lost this curve. Cervicothoracic is just a term locating what they see as a slight curve (side to side) in the upper back. ...Read more

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Can complete loss of cervical lordosis (leading to spondylosis) without any accident / sudden trauma in a young patient be reversed?

Can complete loss of cervical lordosis (leading to spondylosis) without any accident / sudden trauma in a young patient be reversed?

Cervical Lordosis: Lordosis in the neck refers to a normal curvature. Loss of lordosis is often seen after car accidents where there is mostly muscle/ligament injury. Without any trauma, genetic factors and posture may have a greater cause. You can certainly improve these findings with a good course of PT and a regular home exercise program. Focus on posture, and how long you are looking down at electronics. ...Read more

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Can loss of cervical lordosis cause serious pains in the hand?

No but what may be : Causing the cervical spine to lose its natural alignment could be such as a disc herniation or foramenal stenosis or both. By decreasing the degree of lordosis, there may be more space made available to lessen pressure on a pinched or compressed nerve that may be the cause of the pain in your hand which can be demonstrated by a ct ormri scan of the cervical spne. ...Read more

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Could the loss of cervical lordosis (forward head posture) lead to hands pain?

Not the actual : Loss of the cervical lordosis but what may be causing your neck to be held in that position may also be causing the symptoms your are noting in your hands. ...Read more

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Does loss of cervical lordosis affect the functionality of neck muscles (like swallowing)?

Usually no: This usually relates to muscle spasms. It is not something patients have told me but not out of the question. If swallowing is a real issue then a visit to the doctor is in order ...Read more

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Can loss of cervical spine lordosis cause severe neck and sholder pain, as well as, pain in my pinky and ringer fingers?

Possibly: Increased pressure on your facets (joints) in your neck from the loss of lordosis can cause neck pain. The pain in your pinky and EMG finger can be from foraminal stenosis which can cause a pinched nerve in the neck. Physical therapy is a good start for treatment. ...Read more

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I have mild loss of cervical lordosis.My symptoms are imbalance and poor coordination...Brain MRI was clear.What could be the cause of these symptoms?

Ear Dysfunction: Please keep going to your health care provider. This could be related to inner ear dysfunction (labyrinthitis), but other diseases are also possible. A consultation with a neurologist may be helpful. Loss of cervical lordosis can relate to muscle spasm, among other causes. ...Read more

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Can loss of cervical lordosis cause breast n hand pain?

Can loss of cervical lordosis cause breast n hand pain?

No: Loss of cervical lordosis is extremely common and in and of itself does not represent any significant pathology in most patients. Breast pain typically would not arise from a problem in the cervical spine. A pinched nerve in the cervical spine could cause pain in the hand. See your physician if you have any further questions/concerns. ...Read more

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I have loss of cervical lordosis.is chronic neck, shoulder,back muscle pain normal with this? Always achy. Massage seems to help.

I have loss of cervical lordosis.is chronic neck, shoulder,back muscle pain normal with this? Always achy. Massage seems to help.

Unfortunately, yes: The loss of lordosis can be related to chronic muscle spasm that straightens the neck, or from arthritis type conditions that affect the vertebrae itself. I am glad massage is helpful, and it suggests that this is related to muscle spasm. Evaluate your posture and activities, including height of table or desk, etc., as they may be contributing to the problem. PT can recommend exercises. ...Read more

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Xray report has loss of cervical lordosis. Severe pain in movement of neck followed by left arm joint. Is it treatable? Is it danger? Pls help me out.

Xray report has loss of cervical lordosis. Severe pain in movement of neck followed by left arm joint. Is it treatable? Is it danger? Pls help me out.

It depends on type o: The report is only as reliable as the type of x-ray done(? C-spine x-ray versus MRI of the c-spine). If you have lots of pain, a plane x-ray is not likely to help with the diagnosis. You need to be sure that you are examined by a neurologist or neurosurgeon to help you find out the cause and offer treatment which is appropriate. They can order a mri, if indicated based on their examination. ...Read more

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I am having loss of balance like I am drunk I have loss of cervical lordosis muscle spasm pain in neck num left hand what to do plzz replyy?

Neurologic Complaint: Please follow up with your physician as you will need a history and physical exam to determine if you have focal deficits and then will likely need advanced imaging (ct or mri) based on results of that history and physical. ...Read more

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MRI 2 years ago, showed DDD, Loss of cervical lordosis, Spurring, unconverbral and facet joint disease. Lately it feels like someone squeezing throat?

Lookin in wrong spot: The features you've noted are around the spine. The sensation you note would be related to things in the front of the neck. Well in front of the spine. An enlarged thyroid might give pressure symptoms, for example. Suggest you consult with your doctor for a good neck exam. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more