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How To Mess Up Your Cervical Spine
45 yr old female with cervical spine issues of stenosis,bulg.discs, pinched nervs. How can I no if messing up words are age related or something else?
Something else: at 45 there should not be age related deterioration of language skills ...Read more
Can't find reason for excessive fatigue. My spine mess-could central apnea be caused by my diseased cervical spine?
Not cervical spine: Central sleep apnea is caused by brain control center and is rare although possible. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common and is related to obesity. Overnight pulse ox can diagnose either problem. CPAP is treatment. Now, cardiac problems can also cause fatigue such as ischemic heart disease. Do you have good sleep hygiene? Look at the basics first and correct. May need sleep study, echo etc. ...Read more
Ubiquitous: Degenerative neck and back pain is akin to wrinkles in the skin. Age happens, and the alternative (bring aging to a grinding halt with death) is not appealing. Accept some aches and pain, use nsaid's/tylenol to control, salonpas hot patches, strengthen the core, consider mckenzie pt (doc's rx needed). If persistent, further evaluation. Should not be life altering under most circumstances. ...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
I have a number of problems with my lower spine and cervical spine. I get shots for pain. I think the shots are causing more problems. Is there any da?
Usually not: But if of no benefit, b evaluated by a spinal surgeon. ...Read more
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