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My mother (age 62) has cervical spondylosis and has excruciating pain in neck. What can she do for the pain?

My mother (age 62) has cervical spondylosis and has excruciating pain in neck. What can she do for the pain?

A few thoughts: The usual answer is surgery, such as laminectomy or fusion or various pain medications. In my practice, I find that treating the peripheral nerves with neuroprolotherapy (NPT) is more effective. Though most drs. Attribute the pain to the spondylosis (bony overgrowth), the pain is often due to swollen nerves (dorsal rami, for instance).NPT reduces the swelling & pain for some people. ...Read more

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

A condition involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck. These changes are caused by the normal wear-and-tear of aging. With age, the discs of the cervical spine gradually break down, lose fluid, and become stiffer. ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my mother in law aged 62 has cervical spondylosis, she has excruciating pain in neck, also?

What do you suggest if my mother in law aged 62 has cervical spondylosis, she has excruciating pain in neck, also?

See below.: There are many reasons for cervical pain, with or without spondylosis. Have her seen by an orthopedic specialist. An MRI might be required for a better evaluation. ...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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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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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?

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.

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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Do cervical spondylosis causes vertigo????

Yes: There is definitely an entity known as cervical vertigo. The spondylosis of the neck may send electrical stimuli to the central nucleus of the 5th cranial nerve and from there connections to the vestibular nuclei. Therapy aimed at the spondylosis could relieve the vertigo. ...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


Dr. Al Hegab
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Spondylosis (Definition)

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