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What causes ur spine to go straight up and down, with no known injuries?Nd can this cause neck, back&shoulder pain including headaches?

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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Weakness

Straightening is usually seen due to muscle tightening.
It can be due to muscle guarding after an acute sprain such as whiplash or as a result of weakness. Weakness will result in the muscles tightening in an uncomfortable attempt to maintain posture.

In brief: Weakness

Straightening is usually seen due to muscle tightening.
It can be due to muscle guarding after an acute sprain such as whiplash or as a result of weakness. Weakness will result in the muscles tightening in an uncomfortable attempt to maintain posture.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management

In brief: Not always one thing

The spine's curves absorb shock when you walk, run, etc.
Straightening reduces the spine's shock-absorbing ability and can lead to headaches, back & shoulder pain. Causes for straightening can be arthritis, abnormal vertebral shapes/compression; nerve dysfunction, bone, ligament, or muscle injuries, muscle strength imbalances, etc. A good do might find the source of the problem and correct it.

In brief: Not always one thing

The spine's curves absorb shock when you walk, run, etc.
Straightening reduces the spine's shock-absorbing ability and can lead to headaches, back & shoulder pain. Causes for straightening can be arthritis, abnormal vertebral shapes/compression; nerve dysfunction, bone, ligament, or muscle injuries, muscle strength imbalances, etc. A good do might find the source of the problem and correct it.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: The spine is straigh

The spine is straight up and down no.

In brief: The spine is straigh

The spine is straight up and down no.
Dr. Clive Segil
Dr. Clive Segil
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