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Dr. James Cole
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
27 years in practice
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I'm curious as to what are the causes and treatment of reversed cervical lordosis?

Dr. James Cole
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
27 years in practice
154K people helped
I'm curious as to what are the causes and treatment of reversed cervical lordosis?

Many things: Usually decreased lordosis occurs in the acute phase of muscle injury, so stretch and strengthen for that. Sometimes, decreased lordosis occurs secondary to intraspinal pathology like spinal stenosis from bulging disk. This may not get better without fixing the cause with surgery. Additionally, some folks just have less lordosis then normal and there is not real issue with them at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Amogh Sahai
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
15 years in practice
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Straightening of the cervical lordosis. Lots of upper neck pain. Treatment?

Dr. Amogh Sahai
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
15 years in practice
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Athlete w/loss of cervical lordosis, large lateral disc osteophyte c5/c6 causing severe narrowing foramen, indentation of thecal sac. What are best treatment options?

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Athlete w/loss of cervical lordosis, large lateral disc osteophyte c5/c6 causing severe narrowing foramen, indentation of thecal sac. What are best treatment options?

Spine surgeon: You need to be evaluated by a spine surgeon. Treatment depends on your symptoms, exam findings and imaging results. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Kager
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
22 years in practice
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What are the treatments for straightening if the cervical lordosis?

Dr. Christopher Kager
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
22 years in practice
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Options: Typically the options are anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, and physical therapy. Anything further such as injections or surgery would only be considered under severe circumstances. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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My MRI shows reversal of the cervical lordosis @ c4, spondylosis, uncovertebral hypertrophy w/mild right foraminal narrowing. Pls explain. Treatments?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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My MRI shows reversal of the cervical lordosis @ c4, spondylosis, uncovertebral hypertrophy w/mild right foraminal narrowing. Pls explain. Treatments?

In short it means th: -at you have degenerative disk disease centered around C-4, and as a result of this you have bulging of the disk that takes up room that the nerves pass through. If you have arrm symptoms, this can be a cause. It would be on the right side. Spondylosis just a long word for degenerative disease of the spine. Treatment should be done by a spine specialist, fellowship trained orthopedist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
35 years in practice
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What causes cervical lordosis and what cure is available?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
35 years in practice
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What causes cervical lordosis and what cure is available?

Whiplash: Xwecical lordosis is a normal finding while a loss of the lordosis is seen often with whiplash injuies. ...Read more

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Dr. Merrill Reuter
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
30 years in practice
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Dx with reversed cervical lordosis & told to wear neck brace for correction. Please recommend a wearing a schedule.

Dr. Merrill Reuter
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
30 years in practice
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Dx with reversed cervical lordosis & told to wear neck brace for correction. Please recommend a wearing a schedule.

Extension stretching: only need collar when wanting to look down. If you can keep a good posture and hourly extend your neck, the collar may be unnecessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Velt
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
37 years in practice
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I have reverse cervical lordosis cervical ribs both side and Mri just showed broad based disc indenting thecal sack what's going on? how to fix it?

Dr. Paul Velt
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
37 years in practice
776K people helped

Muscle spasms : Straightening of the cervical lordosis can be caused be positioned during X-ray or muscle spasms. The cervical ribs on the other hand may cause pressure on nerves and symptoms. Only a surgeon could do something about that if indeed they were causing symptoms. As for the disc, if symptoms can be traced to the disc, then maybe a surgeon could fix it. ...Read more

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Dr. Anuj Malik
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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Does reverse of cervical lordosis and disk desiccation cause migraines? And or also digestive problems?

Dr. Anuj Malik
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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Does reverse of cervical lordosis and disk desiccation cause migraines? And or also digestive problems?

No: These conditions are not typical causes of migraine. Headaches may occur but I would suggest you get evaluated by a headache specialist before ascribing your headaches to these findings on your X Ray of spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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History of chronic neck muscle spasms. Now dx reversed cervical lordosis. Advised to wear neck brace during day & exercises. Scared of muscle atrophy.

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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History of chronic neck muscle spasms. Now dx reversed cervical lordosis. Advised to wear neck brace during day & exercises. Scared of muscle atrophy.

One in the same.: The reversal of the cervical lordosis (normal spinal curvature) to which you refer is due to the spasm of the neck muscles. The neck brace is meant to allow for natural relaxation of that muscle spasm. ...Read more

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