This is the term that the doctor's are using to describe my crooked neck! :)
I have been having pretty bad headaches coupled with neck and back pain and it had become increasingly difficult to sleep at night. After being prescribed different medications my doctor finally decided to prescribe x-rays. The results:
LUMBAGO in the lower back (which means back pain)... :)
DEXTRO SCOLIOSIS in the cervical spine - which means by spine curves to the right in my neck. As a result I have pinched nerves in my neck; making my fingers and hands numb (painful pins and needles; along with severe headaches and aching shoulders).
The regiment that is currently being followed: see a chiropractor 2-3 times a week to get my back and neck adjusted and have some physical therapy. My first adjustment was yesterday. I thought that he was going to pull my head right off my neck!!!!! The cracking and popping in my neck and back was a little disturbing.
I get to go back today and have it done again.
If the adjustments and therapy don't work (keeping my neck straight); the next option is a neck brace. I am not looking forward to that.
Last and final option - surgery. Not looking forward to that either. Hopefully it won't come to that.