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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Equilibrium: Not directly. Equilibrium will be more of an inner ear issue.
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Dr. James Cole
32 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: However, ddd of the spine can cause tightness around the spinal cord and make your gait pattern change which you can feel is an equilibrium issue. Do ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Check an X-Ray: At 42 years old you are likely to have some degenerative changes of the spine. If you need to confirm this a simple x-ray of the neck is the easiest w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Stiffness: Degeneration is age related wear and tear. Some feel nothing, others stiffness. Cracking can occur. If nerves are pinched pain down an arm with numbne ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Rovner
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Kyphosis: You may have kyphosis of the neck. Beginning treatment is physical therapy and activity modification with pain medication. If it gets worse sometimes ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: Your overall risk of degeneration and arthritis is higher simply because your anatomy will put extra stress on your spine. How MUCH increased risk de ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lundin
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Cervical degeneration can lead to long term problems or severe impairment including paralysis and death if it is accompanied with severe spinal stenos ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exercise: Need evaluation by ortho. Since it has been so long you need mri. Therapy, exercise, weight loss, core strengthening.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
46 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Many options: the first line of treatment is to go to a physical therapist to be taught core strengthening and theraputics exercises. Anti inflammatories such ibupr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Degeneration : It depends on your symptoms. If you have minimal symptoms then exercise, physical therapy and anti inflammatory meds may be sufficient. However if tha ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most R OK: The nsaids r the meds 2 avoid. All narcotics r ok if you r @ that stage. Get 2 a pain clinic 4 evaluation, a reputable one!
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