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How Fast Can The Cervical Spine Collapse If Osteoporosis
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
Can a person get paralysed from osteoporosis or even worse quadriplegic from cervical spine fractures?
Yes: Yes, if someone fractures there cervical spine during a fall or injury, the spinal cord can become injured and this can result in weakness and quadriplegia. The osteoporosis itself does not cause a spinal cord injury, a fracture or disc herniation can cause spinal cord injury. If you have osteoporosis it is important to see your primary specialist and to have that evaluated and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretching and: Strengthening of the cervical paraspinals. One of the main causes of cervical straightening is cervical paraspinal spasms. Correct these and tis will often help return the lordotic curvature to your cervical spine. ...Read more
Cervical fusion: If a cervical spine fusion does not heal/fuse this is called a pseudoarthrosis. A cervical pseudoarthrosis can often be stable and not painful and does not always need treatment. If it is a painful pseudoarthrosis then an additional surgery can be done to make the level fuse. This usually involves a posterior fusion (placing screws and fusing from the back of the neck in addition to the front). ...Read more
Depends on your: Level of symptoms. Generally, simple stretching and range of motion exercises especially in a hot shower can help. Isometric exercises as well as postural adjustments can be beneficial otc meds can help if no contraindications to their use. Smoking cessation is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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