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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not likely: Vertebral dissection is rare, even with spondylosis. Most from significant injury-car crash, whiplash, etc. Some totally spontaneous, w no injury. Yog ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Exercise: Cervical spondylosis is the fancy term for arthritis of the neck vertebrae. The best treatment for those arthritic changes is flexibility exercises a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Can be: Cervical spondylosis- arthritis of the neck usually manifests itself in neck pain and sometimes arthritis spurs which narrow the nerve exit hole(foram ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Exercise: Flexibility and range of motion exercises help keep the spine with good mobility and will keep your pain to a minimum. Also, good physical condition, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgard Janer
Specializes in Rheumatology
It could!: When poor posture is not corrected, it could lead to this forward curvature!,, is this occurring to a male or a female? Old, do they have osteoporosis ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Can be!: More likely from disk herniation or arthritic spur.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience Neurosurgery
Own position.: Whatever you feel comfortable in is good for you. Everyone is different . There is no one position for everybody after surgery.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: These issues are secondary to osteoarthritis and muscle spasm. Physical therapy, especially cervical traction, often helps.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: As an example, family history of early degenerative arthritis, type of activity that you engage in and trauma. Please see you family physician.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Age: These are all common findings that can be found on cervical MRI in patients over 40. Usually related to aging and the natural degenerative process. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Vertigo: Yes. While not common, cervical spondylosis with spinal cord compression can cause vertigo. The position of the occipital condyles in relation to the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Yes: The spine has normal curves front to back but curvature side to side indicates scoliosis. Less of a c shape more just a curve forward.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Encroachment: Any condition limiting space for the nerves causes encroachment. A herniated disc would cause encroachment. A bone spur would also cause. Encroachment ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: Scoliosis and osteoarthritis, including degenerative discs, are related. Fibromyalgia is not directly related to the other issues.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cord compression due: To disc issue in the neck region usually with degenerative disc disease ; a small spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury can accelerate ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Yes, it can: Based on the information provided -- intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy in the cervical region can cause bladder dysfunction as the spinal c ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Not recommended: Neck cracking done as "head thrusts" is considered potentially unsafe and should be avoided. The academy of neurology has come out against this proced ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Symptoms?: It's hard to give advice without knowing what's bothering you. The mere presence of spondylolsis may not need any treatment at all. Most likely pt wil ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Depends: Work comp laws vary from state to state. In additon, certain industries such maritime have different requirements for coverage asa they are governed b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Change in position: Anything may aggravate underlying neck pain. If you have a neck that is predisposed to pain from disc herniation or degenerative changes, postural ch ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Similar: Cervical disc herniation can produce encrachment of the nerve root, however you can have encroachment due to other causes such as osteophytes(bone spu ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Cervical spondylosis has nothing to do with the lumbar one. Both can co-exist, though, but none is caused by the presence of the other.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Facial Numbness: Causes of numbness in the face the facial nerve, which is cranial nerve vii, controls facial expression with 7 thousand individual nerve fibers to ... Read More

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