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prognosis for severe osteoarthritis in cervical spine

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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
I would: NOT do this without a consultation with an EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST or PHYSIATRIST......( the former is a physical therapist trained in exercise the latt ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not on 3 gms of: tylenol (acetaminophen). If you exceeded this amount daily,then your liver enzymes should be checked,but you are in the safe zone. Do not drink alcoho ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: YES any long term use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) requires monitoring of both liver and kidney function.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Discuss PT w/doctor: It sounds like you have some degenerative changes in your spine. It is not uncommon to see on x-rays; your doctor can tell whether it's significant o ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Several: It is unusual for a 28 year old to have cervical arthritis unless significant trauma has occurred. The straightening indicates muscle spasm suggest p ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
More beyond your dia: Even though you have cervical osteoarthritis your will need an evaluation too look at all of the options including the cervical osteoarthritis but ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Dilemma: I hope there was a good answer, but there is none. Analgesics will help, but may not be adequate. Nsaids long-term are in-advisable due to adverse eff ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not always: Many people can have the same findings. Surgery is necessary in pnly a handful of these prople. It mainly depends on the neurologic involvement this'd ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See a rheumatologist: Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, do so. Be certain there is not another cause for the spurs or calcifications.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Spondylosis: Spondylosis is age related changes to the spine. This is not a disease and happens to everyone as they age. There is loss of water content of the disk ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Usually not quick: Unless neck is injured, the quick paralysis does not occur but a gradually progressive paralysis does occur which a neurologist or astute clinician ca ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Loss of lordosis coupled with changes of osteoarthritis could causes these symptoms.
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