It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board

  • Q about neck curve

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-26-2002, 04:27 PM   #1
    Join Date: Jan 2002
    Location: USA
    Posts: 5
    SnowOwl16 HB User
    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="">)

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 01-26-2002, 04:40 PM   #2
    Join Date: Jan 2001
    Posts: 468
    plymouth HB User
    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.

    ~p <IMG SRC="">

    Old 02-08-2002, 05:39 PM   #3
    Rita B
    Join Date: Feb 2002
    Location: Lisle, IL US
    Posts: 6
    Rita B HB User
    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 so.

    Good luck!!!!


    Old 03-03-2002, 03:28 PM   #4
    bunny byron
    Join Date: Oct 2001
    Posts: 50
    bunny byron HB User
    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.


    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    what can be done for artheritis of neck pressing against esophagus nama 2 Bone Disorders 1 07-13-2009 12:28 PM
    military neck Carebear206 TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 3 07-19-2008 12:13 AM
    Lower Back Pain and my Neck Shande Back Problems 2 02-12-2006 10:17 AM
    Info Please Neck Disec & Fusion C 5-6 6-7 arkcheri Back Problems 22 04-14-2004 06:46 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:24 AM.

    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!