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how can i treat cervical spondylosis?

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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 and maintenance of range of motion. Use spineuniverse.Com for cervical spine exercises. As usual and with all condtions, no smoking, keep weight down to recommended level, and maintain good physical health. Best of luck!
Answered on May 7, 2019
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If exercises don't work, then pain management techniques such as facet injections or facet rhizotomy may help. Surgery is the least resort, usually for the asscociated deformity with spondylosis or if neurologic symptoms develop.
Feb 21, 2012
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on how it affects you. If stiffness or neck pain, the simple measures of stretching, strengthening the neck muscles may be enough. Sometimes over the counter medications can help. Physical therapy is often useful if the spondylosis is causing nerve symptoms, therapy or traction often help. For more severe pain, surgery may be needed, especially if you have weakness in the arm muscles.
Answered on Mar 13, 2014
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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Agree that injections do have a role in some cases.
Mar 1, 2012
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
If medications and PT don't help, there is often a role for injections, such as epidural steroids and facet joint injections.
Feb 29, 2012
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
32 years experience Pain Management
Between PT & surgery: After conservative measures, and before surgery, cervical facet joint injections can be quite helpful in addressing many patient's symptoms.
Answered on Apr 3, 2015
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