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What is the medical term for a straight cervical spine and how is this caused ?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Loss of lordosis

Commonly cervical spine straightening is called loss of lordotic curve.
This is most commonly caused by a neck spasm. But can also be due to degenerative disc in the neck or severe arthritis that causes the neck to lose that natural curve.

In brief: Loss of lordosis

Commonly cervical spine straightening is called loss of lordotic curve.
This is most commonly caused by a neck spasm. But can also be due to degenerative disc in the neck or severe arthritis that causes the neck to lose that natural curve.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Cervical kyphosis

Loss of normal cervical lordosis a sign of muscle spasm this

In brief: Cervical kyphosis

Loss of normal cervical lordosis a sign of muscle spasm this
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