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Dr. Robert Kent
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I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

Depends what it is: From. Try gentle stretching exercises. However, you will need to see a physician for a physical exam to see where the pain is coming from. You can also try massage, acupuncture, heat/cold, and ergonomic changes until you see your physician. However, i would recommend seeing a physician as neck pain can be complex and the pain generators can be a number of things. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. David Brouwer
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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

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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I am 20/F, x ray shows CURVATURE STRAIGHTENED. Continuous pain on neck. Please help. ?

I am 20/F, x ray shows CURVATURE STRAIGHTENED. Continuous pain on neck. Please help.
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Neck Pain: The straightened curvature in your neck on X-ray is a sign of pain and muscle spasm. You may be helped with a soft neck collar to relieve some of the spasm, muscle relaxants and pain medications like ibuprofen. Physical therapy also would be appropriate. Work with your doctor and your X-ray soon will be normal again. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Badman
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I have a neck problem for 1 yrs ir one doc said its artheritis and curvature off spine it seems to make my right side off neck swell so bad num?

I have a neck problem for 1 yrs ir one doc said  its artheritis  and curvature  off spine   it seems to make my right side off neck swell  so bad  num?

Herniated disc: You are relatively young for severe arthritis although possible. Sounds like you have a herniated cervical disc. If causing persistant pain and numbness you probably need to seek the attention of an ortho doc or pain management specialist. If only having pain and no weakness might be worth trying an injection and therapy. If you have weakness with a large disc u may require surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
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I have calcium growth on my C5 & poor curvature in my neck. I love to read but it causes my neck to ache. How should I position myself for reading?

I have calcium growth on my C5 & poor curvature in my neck. I love to read but it causes my neck to ache. How should I position myself for reading?

Elevated table: Try to keep your chin up and head back maintaining your normal cervical curvature. An ergonomic angled and elevated reading table would be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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The doctor said I have curvature of the spine and a large fat pad on my neck/upper back area. Its extremely painful.. Is this curable?

 The doctor said I have curvature of the spine and a large fat pad on my neck/upper back area. Its extremely painful.. Is this curable?

A Bend In The Road: Hard to say without more details (e.g. how severe the curvature) but there are many non-surgical approaches/therapies to try to at least make some improvements and feel better. Talk to your doctor about forms of physical therapy and conditioning and discuss the exact nature and severity of your spine and what options you have. Get a consult with a physiatrist and keep a positive proactive attitude ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
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What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

Many things: As an example, family history of early degenerative arthritis, type of activity that you engage in and trauma. Please see you family physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Sonia Chadha
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Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?

Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?

Yes: Hi Charles That is a great question. Depending on the degree of the musculoskeletal spasm, there certainly can be a curvature that develops. There are many ways to alleviate a spasm. Some alleviators are rest, stretches, heat, anti-inflammatory medication, and muscle relaxant medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Mri of my neck shows straightening of the curvature after having muscle spasms and nerve injury. I have headaches everyday. Does this cause it?

Mri of my neck shows straightening of the curvature after having muscle spasms and nerve injury. I have headaches everyday. Does this cause it?

Could be trigger: Sounds like a chronic cervical strain which might contribute to headaches, but the neck MRI might reflect nearby pathology at the thoracic outlet which could also trigger headaches. Best to get this fully assessed and perhaps get physical therapy or see an osteopathic specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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