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    Old 01-26-2002, 04:27 PM   #1
    SnowOwl16
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    Q about neck curve

    Hi everyone. I have a question about the curve in the spine at the neck. Its supposed to be a backwards C curve, but mine is completely straight. It does cause pain often. I was wondering if anyone has this problem. I don't think its a disorder, but i wanted to know if anyone had any ideas on pain relief.
    My neck muscles are always tight and my body spasms randomly at times. I did have an incident at camp where my neck was spasming so that the side of my face would pull down to my shoulder uncontrolably. I had to go to the ER and get valium for it. No doctor knew what it was ( i visited a neurosurgeon, neurologist, chiropractor, and physical therapist). I thought it could be fibromyalgia or spasming torticollis, but i'm not sure. I'm only 16, (the camp incident happened when i was 13)so i'm not sure if i'm too young to have these conditions.
    Sorry if this was a lot to read. I just want to know peoples opinions. Also to see if my straight neck is a result of these problems or caused them. Thanks for any responses! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/redface.gif">)

     
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    Old 01-26-2002, 04:40 PM   #2
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    Re: Q about neck curve

    Yes, you are right.

    A straight neck is also sometimes called a military neck. Hyperconstricted muscles of the anterior neck can reverse the normal curve of the neck. Postural imbalances can be contributing factors. A Certified Neuromuscular Therapist would know how to assess, evaluate and provide treatment. Most doctors and physical therapists are unaware of this effect of the anterior neck muscles (longus coli and longus capitus) or do not know how to treat them.

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    Old 02-08-2002, 05:39 PM   #3
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    Re: Q about neck curve

    HI There!

    Been there done that...I have a straight C-spine as well. I also have herniated disc's in 34, 45, 56. I am in therapy now and hope it gets better without sutgery.

    I always thought it was a good thing to have a staight neck...no so.

    Good luck!!!!

    Rita

     
    Old 03-03-2002, 03:28 PM   #4
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    Re: Q about neck curve

    Owl, I've been seeing a chiropractor for this same thing for about a month and 1/2 now. My neck and shoulders are always tight and sore, it seems. He took x-rays and compared my perfectly straight neck with a model of what a 'normal' neck should look like, with a quite deep c curve. I was just now doing a little surfing, looking for a diagram of a side view of a skeleton. What I found were instructional diagrams of pretty straight necks. So I'm a little stumped right now. Can anyone explain this?
    By the way, the chiropractic care is helping.

    Bunny

     
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