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Cervical Dysfunctions

The most common cause of recurrent neck pain is cervical spine dysfunction. Malalignment or disc disruption can result in pain-sensitive facet joints. This leads to increased pain and neck rigidity due to secondary muscle spasms. It is a recurrent disorder with periods of remission and exacerbation.

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I suffer from tension headaches and jaw muscles. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I hope you are well. I have been struggling with disequilibrium or off-balance feelings for a few years now. Never fell. I went to an ENT and had an examination that ruled out BPPV and an MRI of my brain and ears to rule out any organic causes. All came back normal. I do suffer from tens...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. In my opinion, you would have had an upper cervical problem. It could be spondylosis or degeneration of vertebra with dysfunction. Nothing to worry. All you need to get is properly assessed for the concrete diagnosis. And work with a good physi...  Read Full »

My chiropractor suggested a neck exercise for my segmental and somatic dysfunction of a cervical region with cervicalgia. How should I proceed?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently visited a chiropractor due to neck pain. I am a dentist, so I am constantly sitting with my neck turned down. I always feel that my neck is tight and that I constantly need to crack it. I am assuming this neck pain is due to bad posture. My chiropractor took some X-rays and show...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope that I am able to provide you with an appropriate response. Yes, segmental dysfunction is the doctor’s diagnosis. This can absolutely be a result of upper cross syndrome. Do you have a desk job and sit a lot? Typically upper cross patients will have tight pecto...  Read Full »

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