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  1. pattismith

    Postural Muscle Tone depends on Norepinephrine

    @Husband of this thread mitght be of interest to you if you want to understand fibro. Straight neck comes from decreased spine extensor tone, which depends on noradrenaline/norepinephrine. Hyperalgesia comes with lack of dopamine in the mesolimbic circuit: Association between Chronic Pain...
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    Loss of neck Lordotic Curve (cervical lordosis) Is Characteristic of Fibromyalgia

    it's interesting to read those two studies below... Neck loss of lordosis is associated with -changes in neck muscle masses (smaller extensor muscles, bigger flexor muscles...) -change in cerebral blood flow This may explains why after some hours standing I have the feeling my brain is no...
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    Association of Sinonasal Inflammation With Functional Brain Connectivity 2021

    Association of Sinonasal Inflammation With Functional Brain Connectivity | Neurology | JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery | JAMA Network
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    Dopa responsive headache: Restless head syndrome or a cephalic variant of restless legs syndrome? 2020

    ...the lower extremities. However, various other parts of the body can be involved, such as the arms, the abdomen, the face, the oral cavity, head-neck, and the genital area. In addition, RLS is linked with a large number of comorbid conditions, including various headache disorders. Herein...
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    2 of 63 patients with muscle pain/fibro had Myotonic Dystrophy type 2

    ginger, it was a long journey, yes. After my neck MRI in september, I discovered that I had a slight neck scoliosis. Scoliosis is known to occur when there are muscle diseases (it can come also from brain disease, or neuromuscular disease). So I started to look for scoliosis associated muscle...
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    2 of 63 patients with muscle pain/fibro had Myotonic Dystrophy type 2

    ...this disease, and DM2 is corelated to delayed relaxation of the trapezius. It can be seen in this video: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3721102/bin/supp_80_24_e251__index.html (Myodystrophies can produce scoliosis, so It may be that my neck scoliosis is the result of this...
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    "disc disruptions occur in a significant number of patients mistakenly diagnosed with fibromyalgia"

    ...there is no anatomical disruption of the disc, so the disc appear normal on MRI but produces the same clinical features of a herniated disc where the nucleus pulposa compress the nerve root or spinal cord, with associated neck, back or limb pain, and severe muscle contractions [31,32]." ...
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    Association of Arrhythmia in Patients with Cervical Spondylosis

    ...i could take less iodine. Two days after, the 18.07.19, I had the session with the osteopath, and he decided that he would correct my deviated neck. 15 days after this session I started to feel the hyperthyroidism symptom. At first it was hot feelings in my feet (they are usually cold), then...
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    Association of Arrhythmia in Patients with Cervical Spondylosis

    @sb4 after my session with a osteopath chiropractor for bad neck pain, I deteriorated quickly: my neuropathic pains got worse, so I started Azithromycin + piroxicam + paracetamol, and I did some neck tractions (over the door). It helped some of my pains, but after some time (maybe 2 or three...
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    Association of Arrhythmia in Patients with Cervical Spondylosis

    ...either. Here some interesting articles: "The awareness of heart action can be described as a “pounding” that can be felt in the chest and/or neck. It can be perceived as an irregular, rapid, or forceful heartbeat, which can be intermittent or sustained; episodic palpitations are commonly...
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    Is cervical instability the cause of lumbar canal stenosis?

    ...you know what he is looking for with the epidural? I managed to get an appointement with a neurosurgeon to see if there is something wrong in my neck. Not sure if any neurosurgeon here will do any spine surgery just for ME/CFS/Fibro type of symptoms, but I will be pleased to have his opinion...
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    Significant horizontal cervical instability at each segmental level (except C2/C3) in spondylosis

    ...the patients lasted at least 1 month. Cervical spondylosis patients were divided into two main categories based on symptoms: patients with only neck pain and patients with neurological symptoms with/without neck pain. " Table 1 Clinical features of cervical spondylosis Symptoms...
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    Significant horizontal cervical instability at each segmental level (except C2/C3) in spondylosis

    ...spondylosis patients were divided into two groups according to the symptoms: patients with positive neurological deficits with and without neck symptoms (group I, n = 62) and patients with neck symptoms only (group II, n = 59). A total of 62 healthy subjects were assigned to the control group...
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    Is cervical instability the cause of lumbar canal stenosis?

    ...cervical spinal instability." "Our earlier observation was that in the event of chronic atlantoaxial instability, natural protective prolonged neck muscle spasm could lead to shortening of neck size, torticollis, secondary cervical spinal spondylotic changes and a range of other...
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    Cerebral Blood Flow altered in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

    ...were negatively correlated with Japanese Orthopaedic Association scores, and the CBF values in several regions were negatively correlated with Neck Disability Index scores. Finally, the ROC analysis revealed that significantly increased CBF in the left PCL, the right PCL/SMA, and the right...
  16. pattismith

    89 % of general dizziness is cervicogenic!

    ...104 (12%) had scapular pain, and 46 (5%) had tinnitus. It was believed that the tinnitus was the result of tension applied to the neck and scapular muscle group, which also affected the ossicular muscles. Therefore, tinnitus in the patients in this study was determined not to be a cochlear...
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    89 % of general dizziness is cervicogenic!

    ...was critical to obtain an accurate diagnosis in line with the diagnostic criteria used. General dizziness may develop because of inappropriate neck posture over long periods of time in individuals with some form of underlying cervical disease. The causes of general dizziness were different...
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    Cervical Spondylosis and atypical symptoms: blurred vision, headache, nausea, palpitation, tinnitus, vertigo, hypomnesia, and abdominal discomfort

    ...reliance of cell phones, the number of young patients with cervical spondylosis is also on the rise.[1,2] Pain, numbness, hypersensitivity in neck and upper extremities, impairment of the fine-motor skill of hands, difficulty in fast movement of lower extremities as well as abnormal reflex...
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    Cervical Spondylosis and atypical symptoms: blurred vision, headache, nausea, palpitation, tinnitus, vertigo, hypomnesia, and abdominal discomfort

    ...reason for symptoms related to spinal cord dysfunction.[1,2] Patients with cervical spondylosis often demonstrate symptoms such as pain of the neck and shoulder, numbness, hypersensitivity, and impairment of the fine-motor performance of arms.[3,4] Main etiology of cervical spondylosis...
  20. pattismith

    Fibromyalgia and positional cord compression

    ...caused by intermittent abutment of the cervical spinal cord from dynamic shifting of degenerative discs with flexion and extension of the neck.1 This positional cervical cord compression (PC3) has been documented in 54-71% of patients with fibromyalgia (FM)2,3 and was an exclusion criterion...
  21. pattismith

    Loss of neck Lordotic Curve (cervical lordosis) Is Characteristic of Fibromyalgia

    It doesn't make sense to me for two reasons: my fibro symptoms increases with anything that increase muscle weakness -low T3 -low testosterone and it decreases with everything that improves my muscle tone -improve thyroid function -testosterone -stress (flight or fight) Testosterone...
  22. pattismith

    Loss of neck Lordotic Curve (cervical lordosis) Is Characteristic of Fibromyalgia

    ...caused by intermittent abutment of the cervical spinal cord from dynamic shifting of degenerative discs with flexion and extension of the neck. This positional cervical cord compression (PC3) has been documented in 54-71% of patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and was an exclusion criterion in...
  23. pattismith

    Loss of neck Lordotic Curve (cervical lordosis) Is Characteristic of Fibromyalgia

    ...the relationship between cervical spine injury and the development of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). METHODS: One hundred two patients with neck injury and 59 patients with leg fractures (control group) were assessed for nonarticular tenderness and the presence of FMS. A count of 18 tender...
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    Loss of neck Lordotic Curve (cervical lordosis) Is Characteristic of Fibromyalgia

    ...the root of it. Apart from muscle tension, the known causes are: -disc pathology (degeneration, bulked, hernia= 90 % of loss of lordosis in the neck -ligament damage with posterior instability (interspinous ligaments damaged by hyperflexion) I am not convinced that muscle tension is the...
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    Loss of neck Lordotic Curve (cervical lordosis) Is Characteristic of Fibromyalgia

    ...I do have Fibro and I had great improvement with supraphysiologic Testosterone, which had given good results for fibro women. I also have neck problems for some years, and I realized some days ago that I have this loss of cervical lordosis. I opened a thread on that subject and while I was...
  26. pattismith

    Loss of neck Lordotic Curve (cervical lordosis) Is Characteristic of Fibromyalgia

    The Cervical Spine in Fibromyalgia Patients: Loss of Lordotic Curve Is Characteristic of Fibromyalgia and Can Assist in the Diagnosis Robert S. Katz1, Alexandra Katz Small2, Ben J Small3 and Anthony Farkasch4, 1Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2University of Illinois College of...
  27. pattismith

    Post infectious cervical instability, variants of the Grisel Syndrome, a link to post-infectious CCI?

    that's interesting, but still not widely recognized I think. Did you find any post infectious CCI case published under the label of cervical medullary syndrome?
  28. pattismith

    Post infectious cervical instability, variants of the Grisel Syndrome, a link to post-infectious CCI?

    ...variant, that could be unrecognized because of the existing difficulties to make the CCI diagnostic.(C1-C2 instability is certainly the easiest neck instability to diagnose, because of the obvious postural defect that occurs) ---------------- Here another interesting case caused by M...
  29. pattismith

    Post infectious cervical instability, variants of the Grisel Syndrome, a link to post-infectious CCI?

    I should have done a synthesis of the studies, in fact Grisel syndrome is a post infectious cervico-cervical C1-C2 instability. Variants of the Grisel syndrome are mostly post infectious cervico-cervical C2-C3 or C3-C4 instability. CCI is almost never involved (maybe one case if I remember...
  30. pattismith

    Post infectious cervical instability, variants of the Grisel Syndrome, a link to post-infectious CCI?

    ...in Childhood 88(7):628-9 · August 2003 Abstract The concurrence of non-traumatic atlanto-axial subluxation with inflammation of the adjacent neck tissues is known as Grisel's syndrome. We report a 5 year old boy with recurring episodes of head tilt and painful and restricted neck movements...