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Doctor insights on: Cervical Spondylosis Without Myelopathy

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What is "cervical spondylosis without myelopathy"?

What is "cervical spondylosis without myelopathy"?

As below: When spondylosis does not affect spinal cord or the root spinal nerves. ...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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Can someone tell me what cervical spondylosis without myelopathy means? And what are annular tears?

Can someone tell me what cervical spondylosis without myelopathy means? And what are annular tears?

Yes: Yes. The outer part of the intervertebral disc is known as the annulus fibrosis, and when it tears it is known as an annular tear. Cervical Spondylosis is another way to describe degenerative arthritis in the cervical (neck) part of the spine. Don't hesitate to discuss these findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy. I was walking when struck by a suv in may of 2012. No neck or shoulder problems before. Why now?

Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy. I was walking when struck by a suv in may of 2012. No neck or shoulder problems before. Why now?

You got hit by a SUV: All 62 year olds have spondylosis which is the aging of the spine. You sustained an injury to the structures of your neck that in a number of patients can exceed one year from time of injury in the distribution you describe. See a spine specialist for an evaluation and treatment suggestions as even a yonger person without pre existing spondylosis can also experience prolonged symptoms. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more?

Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more?

Neck degeneration: Cervical spondylosis is an arthritic-like wear and tear degeneration of the vertebrae, and typically results in neck pain, stiffness, and decreased flexibility. When the process results in bony changes, the spinal canal can narrow at various levels, and if the spinal cord is compressed, that can cause numbness, weakness, and bladder problems (result of "myelopathy"). ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more about it.?

Spinal cord compress: It is a degenerative condition, with narrowing of the spinal canal and impingement of the spinal cord, with symptoms such as hand clumpsiness, dropping things, change of gait, balance problems, etc. ...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?

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 do you recommend for cervical spondylosis?

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 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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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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Can cervical spondylosis cause chest pain?

Can cervical spondylosis cause chest pain?

Many type of spondyl: There r many types of spondylosis, or misalignment of the vertebra, & many causes so it is hard to say w/o a full eval. Lordosis (backwards), kyphosis (forwards), & scoliosis (sidewards) often cause pain related to muscle spasms (not nerve damage). See your doctor for referral to a local spine specialist and physiatrist (rehab doc) for muscle strengthening. Consider HealthTap Prime 4 evaluation. TY ...Read more

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How could physiotherapy cure cervical spondylosis?

It does not cure: It, it is however one of the conservative management treatments that help get one asymptomatic when cervical spondylosis becomes symptomatic. By stabilizing the muscles of the neck minimzes stresses across your neck joints, and help stabilize the joints. Stress across spondylotic joints can induce inflammation and then pain. Remember everyone will spondylosis, it is like having skin wrinkles. ...Read more

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For cervical spondylosis, which is the best treatment?

Non-operative: Non-operative treatments are usually the first line. These include physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, massage, exercise, traction. When these fail surgery is the next step and can often be very successful at treating radiculopathy or myelopathy. ...Read more

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What is a homeopathic medicine for cervical spondylosis?

What is a homeopathic medicine for cervical spondylosis?

Assuming pain with: It. From just sleeping the right way (small flat pillow) ; avoid prolonged positioning or awkward one or overuse of the muscles with some activity to name a few. Treatment can be otc medication, heat applications ; stretching while in a hot shower to avoiding activities that may aggravate your symptoms. If a smoker stop ; if a couch potato, consider regular exercise. Massage may help as well. ...Read more

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Cervical Spondylosis a lot of dizziness, no pain. What to do?

Unrelated: Dizzyness is very unlikely to be caused by cervical spondylosis. I would recommend you see your primary care physician for evaluation of the real cause of your dizzyness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how physiotherapy can cure cervical spondylosis?

Can you tell me how physiotherapy can cure cervical spondylosis?

Can cure symptoms: Physiotherapy can help the symptoms of cervical spondylosis but will not cure you of the underlying arthritis of the spine. ...Read more

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Why do we have vertigo/dizziness when we have cervical spondylosis?

Why do we have vertigo/dizziness when we have cervical spondylosis?

Vertigo & Neck Pain: Cervical spondylosis isn't commonly associated with vertigo. The vertebrobasilar circulation supplies the balance centers in the brain. Cervical osteophytes can press on the vertebral artery causing its occlusion during head turning. The most common complaint in patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency is vertigo. You should be evaluated by a neurologist and referred appropriately. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Should I avoid roller coasters?

Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Should I avoid roller coasters?

Cervical spondylosis: Any sudden jerk of your head will flare up of the disc disease of your neck. Be careful! ...Read more

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Cervical spondylosis can cause unconsciousness for some time is it ok?

No: You should be evaluated and imaging done to figure out the cause of losing consciousness. I deal with the neck every day as a spine surgeon and do not attribute falling unconscious with spondylosis or bone spurs of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Can moderate to severe cervical spondylosis cause you to have headaches?

Can moderate to severe cervical spondylosis cause you to have headaches?

YES: Cervical spondylosis is associated with a particular form of headaches. This is called occipital neuralgia. The head ache is in the posterior aspect of the head. It usually respond to a change in pillows, otc medication such as tyelenol, advil or aleve (naproxen). Exercises are good at relieving associated tightness of the cervical muscles. Occasionally local injections are needed to alleviate these headache. ...Read more

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Feel slight pain in my neck. I also have cervical spondylosis. What could be wrong?

Neck pain: Cervical spondylosis can certainly cause neck pain.........And so can other things. Check with your doctor to see what's going on. ...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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If I had mild cervical spondylosis in 2011 and without treatment and overuse would it still be mild or would. It progress?

Depends on symptoms: If the cervical spondylosis was just on CT or MRI, then its possible it might not progress or progress slowly.

If you have symptoms from it, its possible that will progress...but it usually does slowly. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Armstrong
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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