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Meaning Of Straightening Of Curvature Of Cervical Spine?

Sir what does it means Straightening of curvature of cervical spine is seen Multiple cervical vertebral bodies show presence of anterior and posterior marginal osteophytes. However, cervical vertebrae are nonnal in intensity pattern. Cervical intervertebral discs show normal signal intensity with maintained disc height. However, disc osteophytes complexes at C5-C6 and C6-C7 level are causing mild indentation on thecal sac with partial effacement of anterior epidural space. The underlying cervical cord is normal in morphology and signal intensity.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016
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Hi,normal cervical spine has lordotic curve.

When you lose the normal neck curve, the weight of the head is no longer balanced by the opposing curve (kyphosis) in the upper back. This causes muscle power to be needed to keep the head upright.
Mostly staightening of cervical spine is due to muscle spasm or cervical spondylosis.
Other features are part of cervical spondylosis.
In treatment for this is to avoid using pillows and neck exercises.
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Meaning Of Straightening Of Curvature Of Cervical Spine?

Hi,normal cervical spine has lordotic curve. When you lose the normal neck curve, the weight of the head is no longer balanced by the opposing curve (kyphosis) in the upper back. This causes muscle power to be needed to keep the head upright. Mostly staightening of cervical spine is due to muscle spasm or cervical spondylosis. Other features are part of cervical spondylosis. In treatment for this is to avoid using pillows and neck exercises. Thanks