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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
See below.: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. This can occur in the cervical spine (neck). There are many types of cancer which can originate in the spine. However, most commonly, the abnormal cells originate outside the spine and then travel via blood vessels to other areas of the body including the spine. This is called metastasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies: Specific exercises will vary depending on your cerival spine injury. However, exercises that focus on proper posture of the spine, interscapular strengthening and core strengthening wil help support the spine and reduce forces to the injury. Make sure to have an evaluation from a physician and a physical therapist first to customize your program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spine specialist: Spine specislist.... Spinal surgeon. I think that the initial evaluation should begin with your family doctor. There are many causes of neck pain. Once the correct diagnosis is established then if needed you will be referred to the appropriate specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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