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Doctor insights on: Glucosamine Chondroitin For Cervical Spondylosis

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Chondroitin (Definition)

Chondroitin is a nutritional supplement that is often used in combination with glucosamine and msm as a nutritional treatment for arthritis and inflammatory conditions. It is promoted to improve joint health (arthritis, breakdown of cartilage, etc). This form of nutritional supplementation for the prevention for the improvement of arthritis and joint health was originally ...Read more


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Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Possible: While it is possible, i don't think there is any good scientific evidence than this makes any difference for osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What exercises recommended for cervical degenerative disc disease?

What exercises recommended for cervical degenerative disc disease?

Postural: Exercises designed to condition the muscles that maintain good posture. A physical therapist or physiatrist may suggest the best ones for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is glucosamine & chondroitin beneficial for lumbar disc disease?

The studies are hit: Or miss with glucosamine for joints overall, and discs are a difficult area to get nutrients to, so they may not be able to get much from glucosamine. That being said, some people really do have good results. It is a benign treatment that may actually help a great deal if you are one of the lucky few! ...Read more

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Are cervical levoscoliosis, arthritis, lumbar degenerative discs and fibromyalgia related?

Are cervical levoscoliosis, arthritis, lumbar degenerative discs and fibromyalgia related?

Can be: ? Whether cervical scoliosis, arthritis & lumbar DDD are related to fibromyalgia, FM. One of the multiple co-factors seemingly co-causal of FM is global muscle atrophy & weakness, leading to widespread myalgia & tender points in spastic muscles repetitively stressed/injured by gravitational forces. Painful skeletal derangements can incite sedentariness with loss of muscle mass/tone. Gravity Rules. ...Read more

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Is naproxen good for osteo arthitis?

Is naproxen good for osteo arthitis?

Naproxen: it can help with osteoarthritis. consult with your doctor about the right dose. it can cause stomach ulcers, and may affect your kidney function if taken for a long time in big doses. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine or chondroitin any good for joint pain?

Are glucosamine or chondroitin any good for joint pain?

64%: Of the population it helps, but you have to take it for at least 3 months. ...Read more

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Are there any non-invasive treatment for cervical herniated discs (degenerative disc disease)?

Yes: Physical therapy, cervical traction, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, chiropractic care, cervical epidural steroid injections are common options. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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In neurobion beneficial for fibromyalgia and spinal lumbar stenosis?

In neurobion beneficial for fibromyalgia and spinal lumbar stenosis?

Neurobions: Neurobion contains vitamins b1 b6 and b12. There was no information available to suggest that would help in either one of these conditions. You can save your money. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is mutli-level facet joint osteoarthritis?

What is mutli-level facet joint osteoarthritis?

Just what it says: It is osteoarthritis of the facet joints of the spine. These joints help to connect the vertebral bodies. ...Read more

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How effective is spinal surgery for degenerative arthritus?

How effective is spinal surgery for degenerative arthritus?

See details: The indications for spinal surgery are limited and the effectiveness depends on the reason for surgery and multiple other factors. It can be very effective in selected cases. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine or chondroitin help joint pain?

Maybe...: Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against routine prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; believers recommend 1500 mg of glucosamine + 1200 of chondroitin daily for many weeks; maybe try + see if it works for you. ...Read more

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How effective are disc replacement options in lumbar spine? Cervical spine?

See below: They are safe and effective and have similar results as the clasSic ACDF their advantages over the fusion are theoretical in my opinion the Acdf has a 95% chance at relieving arm pain neither are neck pain procedures , both do a good job relieving arm pain from pinched neck nerves early adopters of new technology can be surprised by outcomes since they are not as well studied without long term ...Read more

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Does chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Sometimes: Back manipulation provide some benifits especially if the problems are due to to facet joint disease. ...Read more

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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


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