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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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C Spine MRI Results normal? : There is straightening of the normal lordosis. Disc signal is decreased on T2-weighted images at C5-6 due to disc degeneration. Adenoidal and tonsillar hypertrophy is present. No masses are identified.

C Spine MRI Results normal? : There is straightening of the normal lordosis. Disc signal is decreased on T2-weighted images at C5-6 due to disc degeneration. Adenoidal and tonsillar hypertrophy is present. No masses are identified.

MRI cervical spine: Hello, Ruby523, this is a normal MRI of the cervical spine, for your age. The small amount of OA at C5/6 is normal because that is the fulcrum of all etension and flexion and always a small amount found in everyone. This is a normal MRI neck thanks ...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

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What does straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis mean?

What does straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis mean?

Less back curve: The normall backward curve of your low back is straighter than usual it generally believed to be a sign of muscular spasm barring other pathologic conditions, it is a nonspecific incidental xray finding this shape can be found in the asymptomatic and the symptomatic. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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 does reversal venous normal lordosis mean?

What does reversal venous normal lordosis mean?

Deformity in spine: I assume it is a reversal of the cervical lordosis; which normal means there is a tightness/ spasm of the neck muscle probably second to pain ...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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What is a normal weight gain after correcting lordosis?

What is a normal weight gain after correcting lordosis?

No difference: Correcting lordosis should not make any difference either way, unless you feel better and eat a lot more ...Read more

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My neck is lordosis and my head is protruding how can I have normal posture. Thank you in advance?

My neck is lordosis and my head is protruding how can I have normal posture. Thank you in advance?

Physical thrapy: Lordosis is normal but poor posture is not. See a physical therapist for exercises to improve posture. ...Read more

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I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

Scoliosis: No. Surgery is the only option to straighten the spine. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, pain management and bracing can reduce the pain associated with scoliosis. It is important to be followed by a surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced (more than 40 degrees then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more

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Loss of normal lumbar lordosis can be cured by medicine?

Loss of normal lumbar lordosis can be cured by medicine?

Lumbar lordosis: Straightening of the spine is not cured by medicine unless it is due to spasms which is uncommon. ...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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I am 19 years old, active and have no back pains, but I do have a lumbar lordosis. Is there anything I can do to get a normal alignment posture?

Lordosis: Exagurated normal curvature of lower back without symptoms could well be normal. Consult an orthopedic surgeon if need more assurance. ...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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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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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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My MRI report is>:loss of normal lumber lordosis, normal vb aligment, no focal bone or para vertebral soft tssue abnormality seen

My MRI report is>:loss of normal lumber lordosis, normal vb aligment, no focal bone or para vertebral soft tssue abnormality seen<?

Loss of normal: Lumbar lordosis is a finding common in people with lumbar spasms and lumbar structural anatomic variation often associated with chronic back pain ...Read more

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I got cervical spondylosis and loss of normal lumbar lordosis. What should I avoid from making it worse..

High impact etc: Avoid high impact activities and maintain proper body weight. Also avoidance of smoking is important for good spine health. ...Read more

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Mri say there is a reversal in normal cervical lordosis most at c4c5 intervertebral disc space level. What does that mean?

Reversed curve: Cervical Lordosis is the normal curvature of the cervical spine, curving gently outward towards the front of the neck. Reversal of lordosis is just what it sounds like: the curve reverses and curves toward the back of the neck. Potential causes include muscle spasm. ...Read more