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Old 06-16-2017, 02:17 AM   #1
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Can reverse cervical spine be treated??

had numbness, tingling and pain on my right hand and arm. So my neurologist ordered an mri on cervical spine. And the results shows that I have conspicuous reverse cervical spine that the doctor does not think caused by positioning only. About six months ago, I was on an airplane and dozed off too hard. I think I had whiplash injury at that time since my pain and all the symptoms started at that time. Whatsoever, I just want to know if this reverse cervical spind can be treated and go back to its original shape. Is there anybody here who had injury or reverse cervical was able to get their original cervical shape through physical therapy or exercise??

 
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:41 AM   #2
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Re: Can reverse cervical spine be treated??

Do you have a copy of the MRI report? Did the doctor mention anything pressing into the spinal cord? Is there any nerve impingement? If not, your best bet might be to find a good chiropractor.

Loss of the lordotic curve in the cervical spine can be caused by posture and by tight ligaments, muscles and soft tissue. I think it could be caused by the airplane experience. Ligaments can get stretched when one falls asleep in an awkward position.

It is better to tackle this now with exercises, PT, etc. as it can lead to issues with structural alignment, and cause damage to discs, joints, etc. down the road.

Acupuncture might help as well.

 
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:16 PM   #3
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Re: Can reverse cervical spine be treated??

My mri report says that I have conspicuous reverse cervical spine and i have bulging disc from c2 to c6.
I have 3yr and 1yr children so i have to hold them time to time. I am trying my best not to hold them but it is really hard!!! The right side pain and tinglings are getting worse.. i think i should see an orthopedic and get pt or exercise soon.. but is it even possible to make the shape go back to original c shape?? One of therapjsts i called told me that it is not possible to make it to go back to original shape so i was really worried.

 
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:44 AM   #4
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Re: Can reverse cervical spine be treated??

It is always possible that you have had this reverse cervical spine curve for a long time but it was never noticed before due to lack of symptoms. Then the ligaments stretched and you developed symptoms.

Obviously we on the board are not trained medical personnel, so I may be wrong, but I see no reason why the curve couldn't be corrected, at least to some extent. I know people who had flattening of the lumbar curve due to disc problems. When the problems were corrected, the ligaments and soft tissue eventually returned to a more normal position. Mine is still flat but that is due to spinal fusion surgery and being fixed into that position!!

The symptoms you are experiencing are most likely caused by spinal nerve compression (caused by the bulging discs I assume). Numbness and tingling are an indication of this. I know there are times when you have to lift small children. Just try to limit it as much as possible. I bet the three year old can climb up if things are set up ( safely!) that way. When kids need a hug or cuddle, sit down and have them come to you. There are ways around most situations if you plan ahead.

You need to see a spine specialist for an accurate diagnosis...either orthopedic spine or neuro surgeon. Other specialties can miss some issue that is not obvious or common.

 
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