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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Spondylosis (Definition)

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What are the exercise for treating lumbar spondylosis?

What are the exercise for treating lumbar spondylosis?

Core: Usually what is described as core strengthening exercises. By strengthening your core, your symptoms can improve and also you will potentially be able to do more as well. ...Read more

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Lumbar spondylosis, should walking exercises be continued?

Lumbar spondylosis, should walking exercises be continued?

Stay mobile: I tell my patients to stay mobile and exercise as much as they can, and formal therapy can also improve one's back problems. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my neck and I am also suffering from spondylosis. .............What physical exercise I can do for my neck to reduce the pain?

I am having pain in my neck and I am also suffering from spondylosis. .............What physical exercise I can do for my neck to reduce the pain?

Pain in the neck: Being evaluated by a physical therapist first would be helpful, and they could design a specific exercise regimen for you to do at home after that. ...Read more

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Cervical spondylosis and weight training?

Cervical spondylosis and weight training?

Should not: Interfere. Talk with a trainer to avoid exercise for the trapezius, which may worsen neck pain. Shoulder, pec, biceps, and leg exercises should not causes issues! ...Read more

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I have spondylosis arthritis in the back but at the moment no pain can I never get pain I must lift a lot at work but do my exercises and lots of spo?

I have spondylosis arthritis in the back but at the moment no pain can I never get pain I must lift a lot at work but do my exercises and lots of spo?

Yes: At some point in their lives, most patients will develop some degree of degenerative arthritis in their back. This does not necessarily lead to pain or activity restriction. So if you are not having trouble with it, I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with l5-s1 and c5-c6 spondylosis. I have gained a lot of weight in the last 2 yrs. Is it the reason or something else? I'm 28

I was recently diagnosed with l5-s1 and c5-c6 spondylosis. I have gained a lot of weight in the last 2 yrs. Is it the reason or something else? I'm 28

No: Weight gain is mainly due to taking in more calories than you burn off. If your activity level has decreased because of the problem thus could be part of the cause. Some medications can also increase appetite. You may want to discuss this and a weight control program with your doctor. Excess weight can increase the back/neck problem. ...Read more

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Can I do weight lifting if I have lumbar spondylosis at 28 from 3 months only? First I was diagnosed with L5 bulge and pt made it spondylosis! : (

Yes: First check w/ your ors before u begin a wt. Lifting program. At your age w/ unilateral spondylolisis I would avoid squats, power cleans and dead lifts. Other exercises (esp. Upper body)are usually ok. If your surgeon thinks u are at risk for spondyilisthesis or worsening pain I would follow his advice. He knows how signifigant the 'crack ' is in your back, the chances it will heal and progression. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Doc said spondylosis. Should I walk for exercise when there's still inflammation n I'm on nsid n there's still a bit of pain?

Lower back pain. Doc said spondylosis. Should I walk for exercise when there's still inflammation n I'm on nsid n there's still a bit of pain?

Stretch: There are many causes of low back pain. Spondylosis is basically "wear and tear" or arthritic changes to the spine. Usually acute back pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. Somethimes physical therapy can help transition you back to exercise if you're still having pain with walking. ...Read more

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Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7 and osteophytes touching nerves. What arm strengthening exercises can be done and what to avoid?

Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7 and osteophytes touching nerves. What arm strengthening exercises can be done and what to avoid?

No restrictions: Other than avoiding any position or activity that may aggravate your symptoms then reduce weights and increase your reps as tolerated or you may have to modify your technique but there are no restrictions per se. ...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.

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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Have cervical spondylosis. Did neck traction 3 times, started at mininum weight n increase 1kg every time. Now feel tension at throat. Is it related?

Unlikely anything: Is happening other than there are front or anterior neck muscles that may be strained from the traction to explain your symptoms. If it persists or worsens, get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes spondylosis?

What causes spondylosis?

Spondylosis means: Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read more

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Can my spondylosis ever go away?

Spondylosis: Unfortunately. Once you have spondylosis (or arthritis of the spine), you have what you have. There is no way to reverse the process, although this does not mean 'pain'... There are lots of people with terrible spines and no pain, and vice versa. 'Motion is Lotion' I often say to people with spondylosis and mild flexibility exercises and lots of walking are typically helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can spondylosis be cured and how?

No: Spondylosis itself is a term used to describe degeneration of the spine. Though the symptoms associated with spondylosis (back pain, leg pain, sciatia, etc) can be cured or treated, the spondylosis itself cannot be cured. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

Normal aging process: Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs and facet joints. It something that is expected. Just as we expect our skin to wrinkle as we get older. It is part of normal aging process.

So everyone will have progressive spondylosis as they get older -- even starting as early as the second decade of life. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to relieve spondylosis pain?

Options: Pt/core strengthening
medications
injection therapies to the facet joints
healthy lifestyle: tobacco cessation, weight loss
other: manual manipulation/massage/acupuncture. ...Read more

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Spondylosis - I need tips on management of this?

Spondylosis - I need tips on management of this?

Don't age but also: It is a x-ray term used to described normal aging process of the spine. It may not cause any symptoms. However, smoking and being overweight can accelerate rate of it occurring which can then lead to symptoms which are best managed by smoking cessation, weight control and regular exercise including core strengthening, flexibility and cardiovascular routines. ...Read more