Do not let these images frighten you. Like most people I have a slight decay in one of my cervical discs. It's simply an engineering problem. I also have a slight reverse curve with my cervical spine. I was actually born this way. However, this hasn't stopped me from having fun, actively participating in sports, and pursuing life filled with love and happiness. If you or someone you know suffers from spinal ailment either chronic or acute, there is a place where you can go for top notch treatment. It's called UCSF Spine Center. There's now a portal for spinal health that I have built for UCSF Spine surgeons. For greater information look up UCSF Spine Center. It may take you some time to get an appointment but it may be worth it. I recommend Dr. Shane Burch–a highly competent and communicative spine specialist.