A 38-year-old member asked:
how can i treat cervical spondylosis?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Larry Armstrong answered
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
Dr. Michael Bolesta answered
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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