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Reverse Cervical Lordosis Treatment
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
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
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
Athlete w/loss of cervical lordosis, large lateral disc osteophyte c5/c6 causing severe narrowing foramen, indentation of thecal sac. What are the best treatment options?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Could straightening of the cervical lordosis and anterolesthesis be associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome?
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
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
My X-ray report says "slight reversal of the normal cervical lordosis at C4 and c5" what kind of injury is this? I know it's "straightening"
Not important: Straightening is seen in muscle spasm (stiff neck) which usually resolves in a few days. I see this often in people with minor injuries. However, this is a finding on an x-ray and is meaningless without knowing your symptoms and physical findings. This "slight" change may be a normal finding for you. Also, what one radiologist calls slight, another will call normal. ...Read more
Hello. I had an MRI scan — the letter says it shows straightening of the cervical lordosis, and multi level degenerative changes associated with narro?
Not much: So this does depend a bit on your age but the straining means just that when the image was taken your neck was strait and this could be due to many mostly benign things. The degenerative findings are like arthritis but not necessarily a big deal and clinical application would depend on why the scan was done. Narrowing of the canal? Can cause pain but that was the end of your answer.... ...Read more
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
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