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Difference Between Cervical Spondylitis And Spondylosis
What is the difference between muscle spasms and muscle cramps? I have cervical spondylosis and I call it spasms. Accurate?
No: You are referring to 3 different diagnoses, tho they are related. Muscles spasms are intermittent as in on and off. A cramp is unrelenting that is constant w/o intermittent relief. Both can be caused by spondylosis, which is a type of dislocation of the vertebra in the spine, putting strain and tension on ligaments and tendons, which leads to the mucsular pain. Txs are avalable. Talk to your dr. ...Read more
Please let me know if there is a cure for diseases of the spine called spondylosis and spondylitis?
It may: Spondylolysis is a fracture of part of a vertebra. It could heal on its own over a six week period. Spondylisthesis involves a fracture of a vertebra that slips out of the vertebral column. See an orthopedic spine specialist for differentiation and treatment. ...Read more
Spondylosis is a: Term referring to the natural aging process of the spine that does not necessarily lead to any symptoms while spondylitis refers to an inflammatory condition causing pain with associated degenerative changes occuring as a result of that inflammation which can be from multiple causes. ...Read more
Radiology: Certainly symptoms of neck pain or radiating pain to the arms or hands may give you some indication of cervical spondlylosis. However, x-rays, CT scans or MRI scans can provide a visual confirmation and can pin down the level (s) of the spine that are affected. This is particularly important if any surgical treatment is necessary. ...Read more
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.
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As usual and with all condtions, no smoking, keep weight down to recommended level, and maintain good physical health. Best of luck! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is it okay to jog 4 days a week with cervical spondylosis? It doesn't seem to cause me further pain.
Ergonomic pillows: Usually ergonomic pillows that adapt to the normal curvature of your neck withot exagereting it are the best. ...Read more
Spondylosis simply refers to degeneration of the spine. By the age of 40, over half the population shows radiographic evidence of this, regardless of the presence of symptoms. Therefore in essence it is normal for someone of your age to have some "spondylosis."
the question is symptomatology. Back or neck pain is treated conservatively primarily. Radiating pain sometimes requires interventio. ...Read more
X-rays and symptoms: Start with a visit to your pcp, get x-rays and/or mris. ...Read more
Yes: Cardio exercises usually do not involve heavy lifting as strange as it may sound. They involve your heart to beat faster. These exercises can be done on a treadmill, stationary bike or even pool. Your back issues may only minimally interfere with these activities. ...Read more
Perhaps...: It is possible that you could have a leg -length discrepancy secondary to tilt in your pelvis or spine that is making you feel you are walking sideways. The body compensates pretty well with a difference up to about 2 cm though. If it is a problem try a shoe lift. ...Read more
Can I drive two wheeler if ihve cervical and lum bar spondylosis some doctors says yes few says no wt to do?
Your decision: Rough riding may worsen your condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
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