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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
It seems your alignment of vertebeae are mildly scoliotic and there may be arthritic changes in the upper cervical vertebrae that needs to be confirmed when you send the lateral view.. Your age.sex.. History of injuries or falling?
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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

Hi
pain,stiffness and crooked neck can be caused by prolapse of intervertebral disc.
It can also be caused due to severe muscular spasm.
The diagnosis depends on your history,duration of illness and the progress.An MRI will help to confirm the diagnosis.
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shw12
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shw12

HI
ITS NOT THAT CROOKED ON XRAY,BUT CLINICALLY IT MAY BE MORE. IT CAN HAPPEN DUE TO FUSED BARS IN BETWEEN THE VERTEBRAE OR SOME MUSCULAR STRAIN. A LATERAL NECK XRAY WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE USEFUL AS THE CERVICAL LORDOSIS IS BEST SEEN ON A LATERAL XRAY. DO POST A LATERAL XRAYY IF YOU HAVE ONE.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
crooked neck and pain in surrounding area is suggestive of a pinched nerve in the neck region. Though the xray shows that all disc spaces are normal, mri will show if the disc has prolapsed posteriorly compressing the adjoining nerve roots. To relieve pain,the attitude of neck becomes crooked

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