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My husband

itzamemomiitzamemom Posts: 39
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
just had an x ray of his neck because of the constant pain he's been in for the last couple months. He was told that his cervical spine is rotating rather than its normal curve. Has anyone ever heard of this or experienced it?


  • oh my lisa...i never heard of it....i really hope the doctors can help your hubby.....
  • Did they mean that it is rotated straight rather than in it's normal curve? The neck is also a stretched s shape when you look from the side. When you have an injury it often straightens which is not natural.

    If this is what they meant it can be nothing which will heal with time or it could be hiding something else. What does the doctor say?
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  • like its twisting. It was a chiropractor that took the x ray and did traction for him. I'm trying to talk him into going to see my spiney doc for more information.
  • Hi There,

    My cervical spine is a mess. My neck is curving (the word "rotating" wasn't used)in the opposite dircetion it should be in its natural state.

    This is due to the severe degeneration of the discs, vertebrae are just falling "wiily nilly" on each other. My surgeon called this curving "kyphosis".

    Not sure if this is your husband,s problem, but this site has many informative articles to read. Hope you get some answers. Maybe you can call the Dr. for further explanation. Good luck
  • I think you should try harder to convince you husband to go to your spinal specialist. With the spinal cord so close to the cervical vertebrae, I wouldn't want to leave it in the hands of a chiropractor until you know exactly what all is wrong. If there is a compressed nerve in there, you would want the best specialist possible treating him.
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  • Not with the neck or at least not until you know what is causing the problem. Just read some of the posts here to find how much trouble chiros have caused.

    And if he won't believe you show him.
  • Rotation of the cervical spine can and does happen. Issues with cervical dystonia can cause the neck to be pulled towards one shoulder, backwards or forward. It can be clonic or tonic, basically where it jerks the head or just continually pulls the head.

    Without the aid of my SCS and anti-spasmotic drugs, my head gets pulled around and to one side.

    It can and does happen and there can be many triggers for it. I would highly recommend that your husband be evaluated by a neurologist or someone who is skilled in neuro-muscular-skeletal issues.

  • everyone, I appreciate the responses. I've adamantly asked my husband to not allow the chiro adjust him and have insisted he go see my spine doc. I took it upon myself to make an appointment for him to at least get the ball rolling. I'm hoping to get an MRI before this year rolls into 2010. Thank you haglandc, there is a neruosurgeon that works in the same office as my spine specialist. So I'm sure if its the case he will be seen by him.
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