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Doctor insights on: Straightening Of Lordosis

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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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I have a straightened lumbat lordosis due to musle spasm. My leg nerve is suffering for pain. Is this related to my desease?

I have a straightened lumbat lordosis due to musle spasm. My leg nerve is suffering for pain.  Is this related to my desease?

Likely: The nerves that travel down the lower extremities share the same roots as the ones which travel to the muscles of the back. So yes, there is a relation. Back pain has many causes and depending on the scenario, more than one problem may be present. ...Read more

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Sir Please tell what is the meaning of the below results in my MRI Scan.. Spinal Curvature: Mild straightening of lumber lordosis noted ?

Sir Please tell what is the meaning of the below results in my MRI Scan.. Spinal Curvature: Mild straightening of lumber lordosis noted ?

Variations: Mild curvature of spine means scoliosis, curve of spine to left or right. Mild usually means insignificant. Lumbar spine normally lordotic with curve in anterior direction. Straightening is usually related to muscle spasm. ...Read more

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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 would cause tingling in the arms, neck, and fingers. Had a normal brain MRI and neck MRI, the neck MRI only showed a straightening of the lordosis and a hemangioma at the C6. What else is left?

What would cause tingling in the arms, neck, and fingers. Had a normal brain MRI and neck MRI, the neck MRI only showed a straightening of the lordosis and a hemangioma at the C6. What else is left?

Numbness and tinglin: What you may be experiencing is neuropathy. There are many causes for neuropathy that will require further evaluation in addition to the imaging studies that you mention. I would follow up with your doctor to have electrolyte levels, vitamins D and B12 measured. Best of health to you! ...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 is meant by straightening of expected lumbar lordosis?

What is meant by straightening of expected lumbar lordosis?

Spasm: Typically this is a result of muscle spasm but may also indicate something more serious in your spine manifesting this way. ...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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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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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

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Hello. I had an MRI scan - the letter says it shows straightening of the cervical lordosis, and multi level degenerative changes associated with narro?

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

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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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I made an xray on my back and left leg, What does this mean? 'straightening of the lumbar lordosis reflecting muscle spasm'

I made an xray on my back and left leg, What does this mean? 'straightening of the lumbar lordosis reflecting muscle spasm'

Muscle spasm: The term lordosis refers to the normal inward curvature of the lumbar spine the lower part of your spinee. So that curve is now straight because your muscles are in spasm. Try muscle relaxers and NSAIDS to start to get some relief. The curve will come back. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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So is it a concerning thing if there is straightening of my normal lumbar lordosis?

So is it a concerning thing if there is straightening of my normal lumbar lordosis?

Not necessarily: Straightening of the lumbar curve can occur if your xrays are done lying down so you need to consider how they were done. Straightening may be temporary from muscle spasm. If there is concern about "sagittal imbalance" or other structural abnormality of the spine, you would have to get standard scoliosis series to look at all segments of the spine while standing. ...Read more