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Straight cervical?

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Since I was I child I have a problem: I have the feeling that my head is a little unbalanced ahead or pushed forward. When I speak with the opposite sex this is quite disturbing, make me very uncomfortable, and make my communication more difficult. I can honestly say this problem destroyed my entire life.

What I'd like to understand is if this is a physical or mental issue. I know that shyness often cause to look down.

However there are signs that tell me this is physical: for example when I sit on a chair I feel this problem more than when I stand up.

Here are some X-ray I did in the past:

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My GP told me I have a straight cervical.

I also have to add that I work ten hours a day at computer and my muscle are very rigid.

Secondly, I have prognathism and a surgeon told me this can be related to cervical problems as well. The next May I have a double jaw surgery to fix my prognathism.

What I would like to understand is: is it possible this is a physical problem? Do you think my cervical is straight? If so, can a straight cervical be caused by rigid muscle alone? Can my double jaw surgery help with this problem? What else can I do to solve my problem?

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes

What I would like to understand is: is it possible this is a physical problem?
Yes, it is possible but it is not a medical problem. It is only a problem because you perceive it to be a problem. Do you know what I mean?
Do you think my cervical is straight? Yes it looks straight to me
If so, can a straight cervical be caused by rigid muscle alone?
Yes, it can
Can my double jaw surgery help with this problem? What else can I do to solve my problem
No, it will probably not help. But having massage on the neck will help
also physio on the neck muscles
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I didn't really undestand the difference between physical problem and medical problem.

So... if rigid muscles can cause the problem, does it mean that I just need to have relaxed muscles to solve the problem?

Can massage and physioterapy revert it back to normal?

Because it is not anything bad medically. so you see it is a problem but as a doctor, I don't because it won't harm you at all
relaxing the muscles will help. yes.
I believe it could revert it back to normal
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