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Are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis bad?

Are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis bad?

Can be: Cervical spondylosis- arthritis of the neck usually manifests itself in neck pain and sometimes arthritis spurs which narrow the nerve exit hole(foramen) and the central spinal canal which can cause weakness and pain of an extremity as well as weakness of the arms and legs. It can also be mild. This is a significantly variable disease. See the neurosurgeon or orthospine surgeon. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy bad?

Are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy bad?

Yes: Radiating pain in arm, weakness of the arm, sensory changes--can be disabling in the very acute phase--this is why so many require and prefer surgery--untreated lead to muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy?

Radiculopathy: Depending on the level, patients have neck- and/or arm pain and possibly tingling, numbness and sometimes weakness too in the biceps, triceps and the muscles around the wrist and hands. A good examination with strength testing and provocative testing usually gives clues, but an MRI scan is best to determine the source of the problem... Good luck! ...Read more

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What are sign and symptoms of cervical and lumbar spondylosis?

What are sign and symptoms of cervical and lumbar spondylosis?

Usually none: This is a descriptive term to note age related changes of the spine that could eventually lead to an inflammation which would them cause symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical dysplasia?

No symptoms: There are no symptoms that go along with cervical dysplasia/abnormal pap smears leading to precancerous cells of the cervix. This is why having an annual pap smear done is so important. It allows early precancerous changes in the cervix to be diagnosed and treated. Hpv vaccination is recommended for all men and women between 9-26 years old to prevent this problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Cervical dysplasia?

None: Unfortunately there are no symptoms of cervical dysplasia. The only way to detect it is with Pap smears and possibly HPV testing, thus the importance of regular exams. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of cervical dysplasia?

What are the main symptoms of cervical dysplasia?

Usually none: A pap smear is the way most dysplasias are found. Typically there are no symptoms. If one gets regular pap smears starting at age 21 and every 2-3 years thereafter, dysplasia should be caught early. Occasionally you may present with bleeding at weird times or after intercourse or have a watery discharge. This is more worrisome if one has neglected pap test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lumbar lordosis?

What are the symptoms of lumbar lordosis?

Usually none: Lumbar lordosis is the normal sway of the back when looking from the side. It is not something that is painful unless it is exaggerated too much or too little which alters the natural balance of the spine and can lead to muscular pain &/or facet joint pain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lumbar spondylosis?

What are symptoms of lumbar spondylosis?

Leg pain: Spondylolsis is the degeneration of the disks in the spine. Lumbar spondylolsis is quite common and is associated with leg pain and back pain. Leg pain often trumps the back pain and is often made worse with walking and physical activity. The leg pain will resolve with resting. When instability of the spine occurs the back pain is often worse. Spondylolsis so common but is often asymptotic ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for cervical spine stenosis?

Nerve pain: Stenosis refers to crowding and/or impingement of the nerves or spinal cord - therefore the most common symptoms would be nerve type symptoms in the arms, such as numbness, tingling, weakness, pain. Having said that, it's very uncommon for an 18 year old to have cervical stenosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cervical fracture?

What are the symptoms of a cervical fracture?

It depends: A fracture in the cervical spine can cause pain. If it causes any pinching of the spinal cord or nerves, this can be associated with weakness, numbness, or pain radiating down the arms or legs. If severe, paralysis could result. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having cervical cancer?

What are the symptoms of having cervical cancer?

None to many!: Early cervical cancer can go undetected and may only be found on examination and pap smear which is why it is important for women to have this test regularly. More advanced cancer can have symptoms of bleeding and pelvic pain, especially with intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical Ca: The first sign is postcoital bleeding.Early detection and prevention is done by regular papanicolau ( pap) smear. That is why regular yearly exam are important. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

It can be: Without symptoms, therefore the reason for pap smears on a regular basis, but in your 30's to 40's post coital bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, may be a cause to take a look even if the pap was normal last year. Cervix cancer is highly curable, but less morbid the earlier that it is found. ...Read more

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Symptoms of cervical cancer? What are some of the symptoms

Symptoms of cervical cancer? What are some of the symptoms

Not many if early: Cervical cancer is most commonly detected on routine screening pap smear or pelvic exam. If a patient does not see a doctor routinely and does not get pap smears then cervical cancer may become advanced and start to cause symptoms. In such a case once it has become locally advanced patients can experience pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, malodorous discharge, and even rectal pain or blood. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bad whiplash?

What are the symptoms of bad whiplash?

Let me tell you: Neck and shoulder pain, pins and needles in your arms and hands are classic symptoms of a whiplash injury, headaches can be symptoms of a whiplash injury. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of back spinal stenosis?

What are the symptoms of back spinal stenosis?

Many: Bachache, root pain baladder and bowl symptoms and sensory symptoms. Typically symptom are worsened after physical activity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early cervical cancer?

What are the symptoms of early cervical cancer?

No symptoms: No symptoms in the earlier stages where cure could be assured , a compelling reason to get a simple pap smear. As stage advances bleeding, advances as it spreads into pelvic and distant organs, obstructive uropathy etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are the usual symptoms of degeneration of cervical spine?

Please tell me what are the usual symptoms of degeneration of cervical spine?

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 numbness and tingling may occur. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis bad?

Can be: Cervical spondylosis- arthritis of the neck usually manifests itself in neck pain and sometimes arthritis spurs which narrow the nerve exit hole(foramen) and the central spinal canal which can cause weakness and pain of an extremity as well as weakness of the arms and legs. It can also be mild. This is a significantly variable disease. See the neurosurgeon or orthospine surgeon. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy relieve the symptoms of cervical spondylosis ]?

Neck pain: Cervical spondylosis is degeneration or arthritis of the spine. Massage therapy is designed to treat muscle disease. While muscle pain may be associated with spinal degeneration, the two are distinct sources of neck pain. Massage therapy may be helpful in treating spondylosis with range of motion treatment improving neck mobility. ...Read more

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Any advice for reducing symptoms of cervical spondylosis? Pillow/bedding/products/exercises? I have a tens unit/biofreeze/heat pad/lidocaine cream.

Strengthen muscles: There is a lot of evidence that in people with spondylosis or spondylolithesis strengthening muscles opposite (those that pull back) can greatly improve pain and tension caused by this disorder. Usually pilates and balance moves are helpful. Seek professional help to make sure this is okay for your specific issue. ...Read more

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If i sit without support for few minutes also my back start to hurt badly what cud be this i hve cervical spondylosis also?

Physical Evaluation: There are a number of things that could be the cause. It could be the result of the beginning stages of arthritis or possible muscle spasms. It could also be from a bulging or herniated disc causing the pain. It sounds like you need a good physical evaluation to get to the cause of the pain. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Deuk spine institute. ...Read more

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What would cause cervical spondylosis in a 30 year old? (seen on mri) and could it cause random sensory symptoms?

What would cause cervical spondylosis in a 30 year old? (seen on mri) and could it cause random sensory symptoms?

Degenerative disease: Spondylosis is another word for degenerative disease or arthritis. There may not be a "cause" other than having a neck and living more than 20 years (mri studies of people with no pain have shown degenerative findings that appear and progress after age 20). If the degenerative discs and joints become inflamed or compress nerves, abnormal skin sensations, shooting pain, or weakness can occur. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis almost 3 years ago. Now with second mri, diagnosed with cervical stenosis with bulging disc. How bad is it?

I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis almost 3 years ago. Now with second mri, diagnosed with cervical stenosis with bulging disc. How bad is it?

Depends: You can have mild, moderate, severe, or critical stenosis. It depends on your symptoms and whether it is compressing your spinal cord excessively as to whether you need surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat cervical spondylosis?

How can I treat cervical spondylosis?

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! ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is cervical spondylosis?

What sort of disorder is cervical spondylosis?

Neck degeneration: Degeneratiom of disc and joints of neck it may or may not be symptomatic. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for cervical spondylosis?

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, avoid smoking, and keep weight to the recommended level. Obesity causes all spine conditions to be worse. ...Read more

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What is cervical spondylosis? Can you describe it?

What is cervical spondylosis? Can you describe it?

Degenerative bone: Degenerative changes in the vertebrae in the neck cause irregular bony processes, degenerative changes in the disc and ligaments combine to narrow the spinal canal and damage the spinal cord. The symptoms are in part due to osteoarthritis of the cervical spine, but more seriously due to damage to the spinal cord and its nerves. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure cervical spondylosis?

What is the best way to cure cervical spondylosis?

Spondylosis: Spondylosis is simply arthritis of the disc and facets. This is not a common reason for spine surgery. It usually will cause neck pain that is aggravated by activity. Now, if pressure is present on the nerves from the arthritis (spinal stenosis) that is a different story. I would try nonsurgical treatment first: physical therapy, arthritis meds, nerve blocks, & reserve surgery for failures. ...Read more

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Are there good ways to avoid cervical spondylosis?

Cannot avoid: Cervical spine spondylosis or arthritis is unavoidable. Traumatic incidents increase the severity of the arthritis. Genetics and strenuous activity contribute as well. Flexibility exercises, range of motion exercises, good health and exercise help all arthritic conditions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis: This is a broad term for arthritic changes within the cervical spine: bone, disc, joint, ligaments. It can range from minor to severe and it can be relatively asymptomatic to very symptomatic. ...Read more

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How come I have cervical spondylosis, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have cervical spondylosis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Very Common: Spondylosis is basically a fancy term for wear and tear of the spine. We will all develop wear and tear over time and generally don't know it. Spondylosis is seen on xrays or MRI as degeneration of the discs or joints of the spine. It is often not painful but certainly can be. It is more common to see spondylosis as we age. ...Read more

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After being diagnosed with cervical spondylosis can anyone still go on to lead productive lives?

After being diagnosed with cervical spondylosis can anyone still go on to lead productive lives?

Absolutely: Most patients can be treated and often nearly completely relieved of their symptoms with either non-operative or operative intervention. It should not lead to long term disability for most patients. ...Read more

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Is it okay to jog 4 days a week with cervical spondylosis? It doesn't seem to cause me further pain.

Is it okay to jog 4 days a week with cervical spondylosis? It doesn't seem to cause me further pain.

Yes, it is ok: Daily exercises including jogging is ok as long as it does not aggravate your symptoms. ...Read more

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What drugs are effective for cervical spondylosis?

Anti-inflammatories: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories can relieve symptoms. Nothing reverses the cervical spondylosis. ...Read more

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Any way to prevent cervical spondylosis from worsening?

Any way to prevent cervical spondylosis from worsening?

No: Short of dying now, no. There is no foutain of youth to reverse these aging changes but if you smoke, stop as this will slow the rate of degeneration. ...Read more

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Where are the acupressure points for cervical spondylosis?

Acupressure: Any points you massage on can reduce your pain. You need try. Usually those points along the acupuncture channels which running through the lateral and posterior cervical and paraspinal back area should be work for you. ...Read more

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Best cervical spondylosis treatment?

Depends: If spinal cord compression causes significant symptoms surgical treatment is the best option. For minor symptoms and normal neurologic function a physical therapy directed exercise program is good. ...Read more

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Dr. David Lundin
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Cervical (Neck) Spondylosis (Definition)

A condition involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck that occur naturally when aging. ...Read more


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Spondylosis (Definition)

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