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They are unrelated: Cervical and lumbar spondylosis is the description for the natural aging process of the spine in the neck and back respectively revealing degenerative changes on imaging studies and has no bearing on hemidystonia which arises from other usually non spinal etiologies. Having these age related changes in the spine usually results in no symptoms. ...Read more
YES, BUT: Cervical problems will require a custom designed exercise program to avoid injury, and weight lifting techniques will need alteration from the typical regimens. An experienced physical therapist working in rehab programs with an exercise background can work closely with you. A skilled personal trainer can advance your program. Be patient, exercise is key to recovery. ...Read more
Your primary tx : Provider who knows you and the specifics of your condition is the only person who can and should make such recommendations. While i was looking this up i did find that there's a new botulinum treatment for this condition that you may or may not have been given already. Even physical therapists before doing any work on someone with cervical dystonia are supposed to run you through a number of mobility tests in order to determine just how far they can go with the physical therapy. Therefore, no one other than your treatment provider will be able to advise you regarding your question. Best wishes and have a happy new year. ...Read more
No consensus on this: There is anecdotal evidence that this device works in some patients in some conditions but only 1 study I'm aware of....I think it's very early to know for sure. You should talk it over carefully with your doctor before making a decision to purchase anything....unless they are willing to give you a money back guarantee! More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Is there certain types of exercises I can't do with cervical dystonia , like lift weights , or something like that ?
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