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Can loss of cervical spine lordosis cause severe neck and sholder pain, as well as, pain in my pinky and ringer fingers?

Can loss of cervical spine lordosis cause severe neck and sholder pain, as well as, pain in my pinky and ringer fingers?

Possibly: Increased pressure on your facets (joints) in your neck from the loss of lordosis can cause neck pain. The pain in your pinky and EMG finger can be from foraminal stenosis which can cause a pinched nerve in the neck. Physical therapy is a good start for treatment. ...Read more

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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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Doctor only received radiology report. Cervical spine = lordosis. Thoracic is moderate scoliosis, convex right, lumbar is mild Convex left. Pain help?

Doctor only received radiology report. Cervical spine = lordosis. Thoracic is moderate scoliosis, convex right, lumbar is mild Convex left. Pain help?

Scoliosis: is not an uncommon and incidental finding on xrays. The significance of this finding in relation to your back pain is not easily addressed without the benefit of your history and physical findings. People who have back pain and scoliosis are often evaluated by orthopedic specialists for pain management and treatment. At 29, your scoliosis is unlikely to progress. ...Read more

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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 then normal and there is not real issue with them at all. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for '' straightening of lumbar lordosis '' and '' straightening of cervical spine '' ?

What is the treatment for '' straightening of lumbar lordosis '' and '' straightening of cervical spine '' ?

No treatment needed: This often a variant of spinal shape that can be seen on radiographs when somebody is lying down on a flat table. Unless ther is severe pain no treatment is needed. If it is associated with a muscle spasm, pt can help. ...Read more

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What causes cervical lordosis and what cure is available?

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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How necessary is it to take a MRI when x Ray has been done to see reverse lordosis & possible herniated disc in cervical spine?

How necessary is it to take a MRI when x Ray has been done to see reverse lordosis & possible herniated disc in cervical spine?

Different tests: Plain X-rays of the spine only show bones structure, an MRI is needed if you are looking for soft tissue pathology like a herniated disk. ...Read more

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Painful tight muscles from reverse lordosis of cervical spine?

Neck spasm: Significant muscle spasms usually will cause reversed lordosis of the neck spine. You will need an evaluation from a rehabilitation medicine specialist and probably undergo physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Whats the word on lordosis/kyphosis? Whats treatment with no surgery at age of 30yrs ? Is it going to be in my way if i want to become a bodybuilder

to spine curves : Both terms refer to curves in spine. Most people have a normal amt of each of these, curves and in those cases no treatment needed. If you suspect an abnormal degree of curve than an xray can confirm. Very few people need surgery. ...Read more

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Amitriptyline & Gabapentin for 15wks + physio.Cervical MRI = loss of lordosis & osteophyte C5-C6.My shoulder is still painful. What else can I do?

Amitriptyline & Gabapentin for 15wks + physio.Cervical MRI = loss of lordosis & osteophyte C5-C6.My shoulder is still painful. What else can I do?

Neurosurgeon opinion: This opinion will give you the best answer. The problem appears to be the osteophyte and may reflect pressure on a nerve. It does not necessarily follow that this is the cause but may be a cause. The physiotherapy and meds are a conservative way of treatment. Has the pain gotten better? If so can you live with what you have? See the doc Best to you. ...Read more

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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

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