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Question about my C-spine

edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
As some of you had read about me, x-rays showed my c-spine is straight not curved anymore. What does that mean? My doctor did'nt explain nothing to me about it. So I'm wondering if that could be whats causing my headaches and pain. Is there anyway to fix it? Or do I even need to have it fixed?


  • I think what you mean is "loss of cervical lordosis" which is a fancy term that means your spine in your neck is not curved the way it should be according to the textbooks. Kyphosis is when it actually curves the opposite way.

    What you have to remember is that doctors only treat what hurts. They listen to what you complain of hurting and then look at your test results to see if they can find a connection. They only look at test results first to make sure there isn't something that might not hurt but could cause serious future damage.

    After reading your posts I would suggest that you find a qualified orthopedist or neurologist who you feel comfortable with. Remember that you may need to try a few different doctors until you find one you like and can work with - this is not a once a year doctor so make sure you can relate to the doctor and his staff. After reviewing your history and doing a complete exam they would probably recommend either some tests or some treatment.

    My personal feeling is that you have moved past what a GP can handle. So if you don't need a referal do some checking around.
  • Thanks Kris. Yeah I think I need a different kind of doc too. I think my straightend spine is also causing this hump on my back. Well not on my back exactly. But above my shoulders at the base of my neck. It get's so pinful on that hump when I sit for too long.
  • Your straight neck could be causing your headaches,i also had a straightened lordosis when my discs were herniated. Usually its caused by the muscles tightening up in your neck to try and keep everything in place. Have you had any kind of therapy for your neck or any kind of massage to that area?
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