Hello! I am new here but not new to back and neck pain!!
I circled the area that looks abnormal to me from the research I have done. I have been in 3 VERY bad car accidents in my lifetime, the first when I was 9 y/o, the second 3 years ago and the third 10 months after that. Each time I have suffered severe whiplash. Been suffering from chronic upper back muscle dystonia for as long as I can remember and it has been progressively worsening. Finally had a cervical x-ray done in Oct which showed "reversal of the normal cervical curve" My family dr doesn't want treat it with anything other than Cymbalta to try and mask the pain but the past month I have started getting numbness to my fingers and toes which she is trying to tell me is only from the cymbalta- Bull $h^t and she is refusing to do an MRI to rule anything else out so I went to a spine specialist yesterday and this is one of the x-rays they took there. We did not discuss the findings on the x-rays (I don't know why, he was kinda in a hurry) but have an MRI tonight. Anyway, does that area look normal to any of you who know what normal is?
Thanks in advance!
Here are 2 more of the x-rays from yesterday: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/czalbania/14b80d0d-4a0e-44c3-a836-9f8e5cd591fe.jpg
(view of me bending my neck down towards chest I think)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/czalbania/photo8.jpg