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Straightened Cervical Curvature
Help I did an MRI of my cervical spine and the result was posterior disc herniations as noted at c-4 c-5 with impingement straightening and reversal of the normal curvature on the saggital views. Mild disc space narrowing as noted at c-4 c-5. Posterior d
Hi, what are your concerns/specific questions?
These results discribed are disk disease/degenerative changes, there is nothing described to tell of how sever eit is so it is difficult to know what the extent is without seeing the images. The most important thing concerning the MRI is to make sure the finding are consistent with your symptoms in order to tell if it is of any concern. As we age, most of us have the abnormalities as described in your report, but the importance is deciding if this is the cause of your symptoms. This should be done by your doctor.
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What specific exercises/stretches can I perform to get my normal cervical curvature back? I haven't been able to find any physicians in my area.
Go to websites like: Spineuniverse. Com or spinehealth. Com for exercise suggestions or just do simple stretches while in a hot shower to relieve neck symptoms without concerning yourself about the curvature of your neck as that curvature by itself has no bearing on your symptoms but just reflects what may be causing your neck symptoms to begin with. ...Read more
Indirectly: We see the reversal when the muscles are in spasm and the neck is in pain. When the pain goes away and the muscles relax their guarding we see a return of normal curvature. ...Read more
It depends...: The cervical spine can appear more straight on x-ray if a patient is having neck pain. This is caused by muscle spasms and how a patient might hold their neck when in pain. Physical therapy can help this by relieving the neck pain. However, if a patient has a reverse curvature of their spine from abnormalities in their cervical discs or bones, this will not be corrected by physical therapy. ...Read more
What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks
Cervical spine.: Normal cervical spine has a forward curvature (lordosis). Reversal of cervical lordosis usually means cervical muscle spasm. It may lead to pain with the muscle spasm. The other symptoms described are the result of the underlying problem which also causes the reversal of curvature such as cervical spondylosis or slipped discs. ...Read more
Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?
It appears that: The slight straightening may either suggest that your body was positioned in such a way that this came about or reflecting some muscle spasm. The block vertebra is a congenital or something you were born with which may also be a sign of other possible congenital issues in your spine or body so see a spine specialist if symptoms persist ...Read more
Cervical spine MRI showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. What is this?
Normal: The cord does not travel exactly as the bony architecture does. This is likely more of a comment by the radiologist rather than any real pathology. ...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
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
Could straightening of the cervical lordosis and anterolesthesis be associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome?
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"
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
I had an X-ray of my back and it shows some straightening of the cervical spine and osteoarthrits. I'm 28 yrs old. What are some options for me?
Several: It is unusual for a 28 year old to have cervical arthritis unless significant trauma has occurred. The straightening indicates muscle spasm suggest physical therapy for the neck, judicious use of anti-inflammatory and pain medications and careful attention to posture and trauma avoidance. If symptoms persist you should see a rheumatologist as this may indicate the presence of inflammatory disease. ...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
What does: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis, with minimal anterolisthesis of C2 on C3 and C3 on C4 mean after a car accident?
If this is from a CT: -scan, & you have minimal symptoms it's just the way your neck appears. The straightening can B due 2 positioning or muscle spasms. If this was due 2 ligamentous injury it would B very painful, & U should B Cn by a spinal specialist. ...Read more
Xray: This is just a xray comment that states your muscles are tight causing the spine to look more flat than it normally would if your muscles were not tight. The neck normally has a curvature to it, when tight muscles are pulling on it, they will straighten out the curve so to speak. ...Read more
Hello details are my brother MRI result. I need to know the risk fator of a surgery and options he has. Mri cervical spine: findings: - normal alignment with straightening of the cervical curve. - c4/c5 & c6/c7 posterioc disc herniator with marginal osteo
There: There is compression of the cervical spinal cord and neural foraminae, therefore the patient most likely needs surgery. Once there is compression on the spinal cord, there can be catastrophic consequences without surgery. Please be sure that the patient sees a neurosurgeon or spinal orthopedic surgeon immediately. If the patient had numbness or weakness then they must go to the er. ...Read more
I had an X-ray of the cervical spine and straightening was noted. What can I do on my own to help like pillow or something and what kind of doctor should I see? Orthopedic or rheumatologist?
C-spine x ray: How about talking to the doctor who ordered the x-ray and see what they have to say. ...Read more
Cervical lordosis shows some straightening, slight prominence of transverse process of c7 in xray I have had neck numbness/pain-now it began on my left side shoulder neck and creates a burning tingling feel, my back has tender spots, what can I do?
See your MD: Best to see your family physician for examination, and if indicated, a referral to an orthopedist. Your Xray findings are basically normal. If your neck hurts then the X-ray will show straightening of the normal cervical lordosis.C7 is the most prominent vertebrae in the neck. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Good day! Xray shows cervical and lumbar straightening. Now I have pain on my neck shoulders and lower back buttocks&legs. What I will do?
Spine pain: Need more history, how long how severe, any precipitating factors. Who took an X-ray? They must have told u something already. U need a virtual consult to gain another opinion ...Read more
Normal? Mild straightening normal cervical lordosis maybe positional. Minimal grade 1 anterolisthesis C3 on C4 and C4 on C5 minimal grade 1 retrolisthesis of C5 on C6. Degenerative change disc ridge complexes C4-5 and C5-6. Dens intact. No fracture.
Neck X-ray what does is mean findings open mouth view is limited by overlying bony structures no fractures or subluxation cervical spine straightening?
The open mouth view-: -is 2 visualize the C1-C2 articulation. Overlying bony structures means either U did not open wide or the technician did not aim the column properly. If there was a concern, it would have been repeated. Otherwise it's normal. ...Read more
Hard lump in sub-occipital area, told it's bone. Always sore. Previous MRI & CT of neck showed straightening/reversal of cervical lordosis. Same thing?
Unlikely: Many folks have a prominent bony excrescence "bump" along the inferior midline occipital bone. Straightening of the cervical lordosis can result in the normal posterior spinous process of the vertebra to feel more obvious on palpation but should be lower and easy to differentiate on CT. ...Read more
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