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Old 10-14-2004, 09:53 AM   #1
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Question Anyone Know anything about this?

I just had a cervical MRI Tuesday. I am waiting on my results.
But on the results of my cervical xray it says: Significant reversal of normal lordotic curvature. Does anybody know anything about this? I have been searching on the internet and not much is coming up. Thanks.

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Old 10-14-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone Know anything about this?

The normal curvature of your cervical spine can sometimes (and I stress SOMETIMES) be affected by a type of Spondylarthropathy which Can be a natural fusing of the spine. There are a number of Spa's that effect the spine, among them are: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Spondylitis, etc.
Please don't make yourself crazy. If you have a competent PCP he will give you the results when he gets the final written report.
Best of luck,

Old 10-15-2004, 05:55 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone Know anything about this?

The reversal is actually quite common and in most cases is really not a huge deal.But it can cause some major problems in some people.I have the same reversal,and am finding out that there are many people I know and also many relatives who have this as well.i must say I was quite suprised as until I started finding out about all of the other people i know who have this, i thought it was something rather rare.Not so i guess.depending on if there are any compromised nerve roots or anything like that involved, it may not be a huge deal ,at least at this point in time.But as we age(ew) and the discs start to degrade more and more, we may start to see much more slippage and therefore, more problems.i am 43 right now, and I have a c spine that is basically a mess along with other major neuro deficits and pain syndromes but none of this is in anyway related to the least not directly, from what two neurosurgeons have told me.but everyone is different so you don't really know just how this will affect you at some point.alot of it depends on the overall condition of your c spine and any other problems that might also be lurking.I hope this helps some and didn't cause you more care,marcia
3-22-01,herniated C-6-7
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.

Old 10-15-2004, 11:32 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone Know anything about this?

Hi thanks for the replies. I am only 22 and I feel like I am falling apart. Your replies have been helpful. I thought it was rare also, but I guess not. I get my MRI results back today maybe i will find something out. THanks again

Old 10-15-2004, 12:46 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone Know anything about this?

c- If it is the same as loss of lordosis (loss of the natural curve of the neck), then I too have that. I am only 26 and it is ruining my life. My neck muscles hurt all the time, and I can't bend my neck w/o pain. I also have spondylosis (arthritis) of the neck and a bulge at C5-6 (small). I don't know yet if anything can be done for this. My doc doesn't think surgery will help my pain. In addition, I have two bulges (L4-S1), DDD at both discs, a tear at L5-S1, and a spur at the same level. I feel so old. My gma who is 82 walks faster than me on my bad days! I get fatigued very very easily and my pain can be different every day. I have had three ESI (one at the lumbar level and two at the cervical level) and am waiting to have a discogram. I may have a fusion at lumbar level (fusing two levels) and like I said, don't know what will or can be done for my neck. I hope your MRI doesn't show the same things. We are too young to have these problems. Mine started when I was 22, and I already had a microdiscectomy at the L5-S1 level when I was 24. I too feel like I am falling apart. If you need to talk, I am here a lot. It helps to have someone close to your age too to talk with. I am not working, so like I said, here a lot. I wish you well.-Melissa

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