Q. What is the solution for short neck?

Answered by Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hello doctor,

I am having short neck since birth. I am attaching my recent x-ray report with this post. Kindly help me out in understanding my condition. What particular solution would you suggest for the same? I also came across cervical traction devices. Will they help in my case? Please explain.


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Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
MBBS., MCH NEUROSURGERY
Neuro Surgery, Neurology, Spine Health, Spine Surgery

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • The condition you have is called as block vertebrae or congenital fusion of cervical vertebrae.
  • This is most likely a congenital problem. That means this is present right from the birth.
  • Other than cosmetic issues this may sometimes compress nerves and produce weakness or numbness.
  • Traction devices will be of little help. Unless this gives you any specific trouble like weakness or numbness, there is no need to meddle with this.

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