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Degenerative Cervical Disk Disease
Ecercises: Cervical disc degenerative disease may respond to exercises to strengthen the cervical muscles. Performing flexibility exercises and maintaining good posture will also help. The use of otc nasids like Aleve (naproxen) may be beneficial. See your pcp for an evaluation & guidance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Degenerative disks are when the normal "spongy" architechture of the disks goes away. The disks normally are between the vertebre in your spine. So when the disks degenerate, you lose mobility and eventually the bones can touch together, which is very painful. Also when the disks degenerate, ...Read more
Likely: 40's man ponders alternatives to surgery "for degenerative disk disease" (ddd) ; should regard that ddd is radiologic term, usually not a pain generator, ; found in pain free individuals. Yoga, regular massage, acupuncture, topical cannabis oil (where legal), ; traction (saunders cervical traction device; fda approved) helpful. See an osteopath ; avoid surgeons unless there is weakness arm/hand. ...Read more
Yes: If you haven't been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon - recommend that. ...Read more
Meds/Shots/Surgery: First line--medications (advil, aleve, (naproxen) etc.--avoid opiates if you can!) as needed for pain relief, ergonomic adjustments at work (good seating posture/distance from computer, etc.), gentle neck exercises. Second-line: steroid+/- Lidocaine injections for pain not controlled with medications. These injections last from a few weeks to several months. Third line: neck surgery. The results are mixed! ...Read more
Can you tell me the life expectancy of an individual with degenerative cervical and lumbar disc disease?
Cspine MRI :
1 :cervical degenerative disease
2 : vague area of marrow hypointensity in the several vertebral bodies of questionable etiology ?
A"typical" read: A fairly typical standard radiology report that i will get from a radiologist on someone presenting with neck pain who is middle aged or older with marrow changes more than likely being non descript but in the presence of a cancer history or with pain that does not change with activity or affects sleep or associated with weight loss, appetite loss or feeling general malaise, needs to be worked up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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