Cervical Lordosis

The natural curvature that the cervical spine possesses is known as cervical lordosis. This curvature makes the spine strong and flexible. Cervical lordosis corresponds to the neck region, and loss of this c-shaped curvature leads to a straight neck with forwarding head position as in military people standing at attention. Such a condition affects the spine health, imparts abnormal pressure and tension on the spinal disks, alters the head balance, etc.

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Is neck straightening a cause for right-sided neck and shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past two weeks, I have been having on and off pain on my right side of the neck. Occasionally, there is pain on my shoulder and shooting or throbbing pain down my right arm. Sometimes I feel some soreness on the left side of my back, but that is usually not as bad as the right. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is cervical spinal straightening, usually due to postural abnormality, due to prolonged stay in front of laptops. The good news inter-vertebral discs are healthy, so there is no irreversible damage. There is an only minimal bulging of the disc at C 4-5 and C 5-...  Read Full »

My MRI result shows small slit like CSF intensity at C5-C6 of the spinal cord. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My MRI results are as follows: Loss of normal cervical lordosis due to paraspinal muscle spasm. Mild posterior disc herniation noted at C3, C4, C4-C5, C6-C7 causing mild compression over ventral thecal sac. Mild right posterior paracentral disc herniation at C5-C6 indenting thecal sa...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to have known that small CSF-like intensity at C5-C6 is probably called a syrinx which can occur without a cause, due to tuberculosis or after a trauma. The disc protrusion seen at C3-C4,C4-C5 and C6-C7 are non significant. Do you have history of trauma or TB spi...  Read Full »

Do I need surgery for my spine pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I need a third opinion regarding the condition of my spine. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned anything about clinical symptoms and the duration, and why you need a third opinion. Based on one gross cross-section T2 sagittal plane cut, there is a straightened cervical spine, with some degenerative osteophytes and some mild reduction in ...  Read Full »

Please suggest stretch exercise to help with cervical lordosis and sleep.

Query: Hello doctor, Does cervical neck lordosis affect the quality of sleep? This week I have not enough sleep at night or even day and my arms are in pain. I cannot understand because sometimes my nose are clogged at the right, sometimes at the left and my neck hurts when I do my exercise as recommended...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. Yes, the position of cervical lordosis will affect your sleep if it is not properly supported. The tightness and pain could be due to irritated neck muscles. So support them, ice them up so that spasm gets reduced and neck feels better. As of no...  Read Full »

What is cervical lordosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have neck, shoulder, and arm pain. It swells in my triceps and my biceps hurts like it is torned. I can make simple moves. x-ray confirmed cervical lordosis. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahaveer Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. I generally see many cases like this at my clinic. I give them rest, analgesics, anti-inflammatory tablets, and ice packs till the symptoms reduce to some extent. Then I get an x-ray and if necessary an...  Read Full »

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