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I want to know about some exercise for Lordosis patients. Using back support elastic belt and cervical collar for more than a year but nothing work?
It may help if it--:
-due 2 habitual posture. It serves as a reminder 2 not slouch.
If due 2 anatomical variant, they will not help. ...Read more
I have cervical spondylosis I forgot to wear cervical collar during long journey by bus couple of times will it cause any harm?
No: The collar is more to keep you from pain and discomfort. If you feel ok, then no harm done. ...Read more
Should I do neck exercises & physio during acute phase of cervical radiculopathy or just wear collar & how long should I wear it?
Depends: There is a lot to this question. First of all, I would make sure that you see a neurologist for a complete evaluation before exercising. You may need an MRI of the neck as well. Once that is done you can move forward with gentle traction, limited exercise. I would wear a c collar until you are evaluated. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Collars: Collars can be a hindrance as well as helpful. If you wear them and they are helping you move easily and function normally then that's okay. But if you feel your range of motion decreased the muscles will start to lose tone and weaken. Yoga is one of the best exercises you could find to strengthen weaker neck and back muscles. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Did skull traction (for cervical spondylotheses grade 1 (c5/6) as a result road traffic accident on 3/3/2014. how long will I keep wearing collar?
Dx with cervical radiculopathy 1 yr ago. Severe neck pain radiating into arm has reappeared. Collar gives immediate relief. How long can I wear it?
2 areas: 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 the uterus called cervix. ...Read more
Barrier Contraceptiv: A cervical cap is a form of barrier contraception. It is filled with some spermicide and inserted over the cervix to prevent pregnancy. Modern cervical caps must be fitted by a clinician due to the wide variation in cervical size. They are not often prescribed nowadays. Cassanova is credited (? True) with inventing the cervical cap by using half of a lemon. ...Read more
Cerclage: A cervical stitch is a procedure called a cerclage. A cerclage is a surgical procedure to close and support the cervix for people who have pregnancy loss in the second trimester due to a weak or incompetent cervix. Typically a "purse-string" stitch is placed around the cervix in the early second trimester to give support. The most common type is called a mcdonald cerclage. ...Read more
Exam: The cervix is evaluated by your physician. There is two parts to the exam: 1. Bi manual and two speculum. The speculum is a beak shaped instrument placed in your vagina and allows the physician to see the cervix. The exam consists of the physician placing an exam finger on your cervix and then feeling the top of your uterus and ovaries through your abdomen. ...Read more