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Is Jogging Bad For Cervical Spondylosis
Depends: I underwent cervical arthroplasty in may, and i was able to do push-ups until the very end. If the technique is solid, posture neutral and 'planked' the stress on the injured disc is minimal. I used exercise to maintain my physical stature and measure my response to conservative therapy. An inactive lifestyle wasn't an option and exercise was my measure on choosing surgery. ...Read more
I am 47 with spondylosis of cervical and lumbar spine and anterior disc prolapse. Is it ok to start exercising?
Fused not flexible: The reason for scoliosis surgery is to correct the deformity and/or prevent any worsening. To do this, a fusion is done which essentially stops any motion through those fused areas. However, flexibility in terms of bending can be maintained by keeping your leg and hip muscles flexible ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical fusion (6 years ago). For bulging, cervicogenic headache, stenosis. Is it safe? Recommended with laser treatments. Having muscle spasms after
Surgery alone? No: Assuming the diagnosis of cervicogenic headaches (CGH) is accurate then, the best treatment approaches are generally multifaceted and surgery typically is the final added element of any treatment plan. Have you otherwise tried a combination of medication, physical therapy, other non-drug interventions, and neck blocks? If not, then, I recommend you try those first before doing surgery. ...Read more
Is there a good strong pain killer that doesn't harm kidneys/heart/liver, i only have one kidney pain is from degeneration of discs, neck &spine?
What is long term prognosis of ant cervical discectomy and fusion in cervical hnp&stenosis? Im only 28.No response in conservative care(block, meds)
Disc replacement: Anterior cervical fusions tend to do very well, but there is a risk of accelerating adjacent level disc degeneration. This matters more, given how young you are. I would bring up artificial disc replacement with your surgeon or at least talk to a surgeon who does both. Also, you should get a second opinion to make sure surgery is really best in a 28 year old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes reversal of cervical lordosis and how serious is it combined with DDD , Stenosis and herniated discs ?
Have disc bulge and pich nerve. Chiro recommended a lumbar "posture pump" for traction. Is it safe/does it really work?
Why would you go?: Are you havin pain? Musculoskeletal problems can give you neck pain (strain, joints, arthritis, pinched nerve). A disc bulge can be minor or serious. Why would you go to a chiro ? Best to see an md who can help you isolate the cause and arrive at a solution. In the mean time, stretch, heat, relaxation may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
“what is 3mm anterolisthesis of C4/C5 and which is better a ACDF or a Cervical Total Disc Arthoplasty? I need to bend pretty far forward for work.
It depends.: 3 mm anterolisthesis of C4/5 means that the C4 vertebrae is 3 mm anteriorly positioned to C5 vertebrae which can be a normal variant or could mean instability. If you need to preserve motion in your neck, then the disc arthroplasty is the better surgery. However, you must be sure that the disc space is a good candidate for disc replacement. If there is anterolisthesis, I would recommend ACDF. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 herniated discs(lumbar/cervical), no injuries. diangosis of ddd. What else can cause this so young?(27yrs old) never had a t spine MRI only lumbar/cervical
I'm a 64 year old male with mod severe cervical spond. What is the probability of it developing to spondylotic myelopathy? I stretch,
Depends: Cervical spondylosis is degeneration ("arthritis") of the neck portion of the spine. If the degeneration narrows the space for the spinal cord, you may develop myelopathy. If the canal remains adequate, you will not. It depends on how large the channel (canal) is to start with. Stretching and massage do not affect this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have ddd in my spine including a bulging disk, had 2 level laminectomy. Am a marathoner and cyclist. Would rather run. Is running bad for spine?
Cycling: Not necessarily good or bad. Running transmits a lot of energy through the legs to the spine and the disks have to work on "cushioning" the spine. You should be able to tell based on how you feel if running will work for you. I usually prefer cycling (preferably road bike on even surfaces or recumbent) for people with leg and back problems. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have spinal stenosis in both my cervical and lumbar spine, bulging discs, nerve abutment. Do you think surgery is a good option for me?
Not based on this : Female age unknown has age-related spine changes noted on MRI. When MRI first invented "bulging" disks thought to be pain generators. Now, surgeons realize these can be red herrings. Some studies indicate only 10% back pain disorders benefitted by surgery. U.S. leads world in unnecessary back operations. Get second opinion. First try aquatherapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback, & etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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