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Old 10-11-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
painful cindy
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straighting of spine

I have read on here how alot of people are suffering of curvature of the spine, I have DDD.I have also read on my MRI that I have straighting of the spine, what exactly is this?does it have to do with DDD?how will this effect me? Please someone with any info on this please let me know.

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Old 10-11-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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Re: straighting of spine

oh cindy. Straightening's official name: loss of normal lordosis. usually I think relates to spondylosis. Which is what I have. My neck bends in the middle, straight, versus a curve. It sucks. Of course, you can add a bulge at C5-6 (and pinched nerve) with that issue. I am trying to find out if anyone has had this and if surgery may help. I have heard fusion may help, but I don't know since I may have a two level fusion L4-S1. I am looking for help and advice in this area too, but doesn't seem to be many on here with cervical issues.

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