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I'm curious as to what are the causes and treatment of reversed cervical lordosis?

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 than normal and there is not real issue with them at all. ...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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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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What are the treatments for straightening if the cervical lordosis?

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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My MRI shows reversal of the cervical lordosis @ c4, spondylosis, uncovertebral hypertrophy w/mild right foraminal narrowing. Pls explain. Treatments?

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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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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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 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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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 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 does reversal of the cervical lordosis mean?

Reversal of neck: Cervical lordosis is the position of the neck when the head is upright. Reversal means a flattening of this normal position, usually due to muscle spasm. ...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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Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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Is straightening of normal cervical lordosis normal after a bad car accident?

Often: The normal curvature of the cervical spine is often straightened or even reversed in muscle strain / sprain of the neck region. ...Read more

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Reversal of cervical lordosis caused by a motor vehicle accident?

Reversal of cervical lordosis caused by a motor vehicle accident?

This is an imaging: Finding that can be related to underlying degeneration of the cervical spine or it can be an imaging finding consistent with muscular spasm as can be sometimes seen after a motor vehicle accident. Sometimes it can reflect the way one is positioned during the study. ...Read more

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Could loss of cervical lordosis /cervical stenosis cause fasiculations?

Could loss of cervical lordosis /cervical stenosis cause fasiculations?

Yes: These can occur when a motor nerve is being pinched or they can be totally unrelated to any disease. Check with a good neurologist if they are bothering you. ...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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Could straightening of the cervical lordosis and anterolesthesis be associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Could straightening of the cervical lordosis and anterolesthesis be associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Maybe: Ehlers-danlos is a complex genetic disease that affects joints and tissues that use cartilage — like blood vessels. I would discuss your concerns with your MD as I don't know what your risks are for this condition.

http://www.medicinenet.com/ehlers-danlos_syndrome/article.htm ...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