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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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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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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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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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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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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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What is the best way to restore your necks curvature?

What is the best way to restore your necks curvature?

Neck curve: Cervical lordosis or normal neck curve can be restored by regular streching and exercise. A chin tuck is the easiest method. ...Read more

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