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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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Cervical spondylosis and weight training?

Cervical spondylosis and weight training?

If no pain then ok: If you are not having any pain, numbness tingling or weakness in your arms or legs, there should not be any problem. ...Read more

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Can I do weight training at the gym with bilateral facet joint osteoarthritis throught the cervical spine. Uncovertebral joint osteophytes narrow exi?

Can I do weight training at the gym with bilateral facet joint osteoarthritis throught the cervical spine.  Uncovertebral joint osteophytes narrow exi?

I would: NOT do this without a consultation with an EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST or PHYSIATRIST......( the former is a physical therapist trained in exercise the latter a musculo-skeletal specialist M.D. My opinion only! Dr Z ...Read more

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My dad has cervical spondylitis. What are the necessary measures to consider?

Symptoms: Treatment is based on symptoms, neurological exam, as well as radiographic findings. Pure neck pain is generally treated conservatively. The presence of nerve root or spinal cord compression is important to consider as well as symptoms of weakness and/or numbness which could change the type of treatment. This all needs to be discussed with his doctor. If minimal symptoms, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Is there a link between severe cervical spondylitis with cough when lying dow?

Is there a link between severe cervical spondylitis  with cough when lying dow?

There can be in : Terms of what is known as valsalva maneuver. Severe degenenerative changes or spondylosis can lead to narrowed spinal canal termed spinal stenosis & when you cough, sneeze or bear down the spinal fluid within the dural or nerve sac expands within the canal temporarily due to a backup caused by this action that can cause pain. Also the motion of the head & neck moving can cause pain with this. ...Read more

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What exactly is cervical spondylitis?

What exactly is cervical spondylitis?

Neck pain: "cervical" refers to the neck. "spondyl-" refers to the spine. "-itis" means inflammation. Cervical spondylitis includes any number of disorders that cause inflammation of the cervical spine (neck) creating stiffness and pain. This includes muscle sprain or strain, arthritis (also known as spondylosis or facet arthropathy), inflammation of the disks (discitis or degenerative disc disease, etc. ...Read more

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Which treatement is best for cervical spondylitis?

Conservative: Treament with NSAIDs if no contraindication to this (like ulcer history, etc.), Physical therapy, home exercises that you learn at therapy.That is only if the cervical spondylosis/spondylitis is causing you any sypmtoms. Pay attention to proper body mechanics. Stay away from tobacco, keep a healthy weight. Most people don't have symptoms from spondylosis, which starts during our 2nd decade. ...Read more

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Which is the best mattress for cervical spondylitis?

Which is the best mattress for cervical spondylitis?

The one you like: There is no best mattress for cervical spondylitis. The type of mattress depends more on how you sleep, generally softer for side sleepers, firmer for back and stomach sleepers. More important for neck pain is a proper pillow. Generally a thicker pillow for side sleepers to keep your spine in a neutral position. You need to try them out and see what feels best. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the effects of cervical spondylitis?

Depends on the cause: Cervical spondylitis refers to inflammation of the joints in the cervical spine. This is often manifest by pain. The question is what is the cause of this? A common cause is ankylosing sponydylitis an inflammatory process that affects other parts of the body. Another cause is degenerative or 'wear and tear'. If the spondylitis is severe and there is nerve root impingements surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Can cervical spondylitis be cured completely without medication?? if so, then how??

Can cervical spondylitis be cured completely without medication??  if so, then how??

Cured is tough : Yoga is one if the mainstay alternative treatments. Acupuncture can help too. Some people where soft neck collar in between training exercises like physiotherapy. ...Read more

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Could ankylosing spondylitis cause ligamentus flavum hypertrophy s1 through entire lumbar region and significant spur formation entire cervical spine?

Probably not: This sounds more likely to be osteoarthritic changes. While ank spongy causes calcification of the spinal ligaments, true spur formation is an osteoarthritic characteristic. ...Read more

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Having numbness in my left hand palm for several months. Am 72. Recent MRI of spine show cervical spondylitis. Had taken pain killers, traction.?

Having numbness in my left hand palm for several months. Am 72. Recent MRI of  spine show cervical spondylitis. Had taken pain killers, traction.?

Neurontin (gabapentin) or steroid: The next options would be nerve stabilizer like neurontin, (gabapentin) epidural steroid injections or surgery. I would recommend seeing an interventional pain doctor and spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What is cervical spondilitis and treatments?

Spondylitis: this typically means arthritis in the cervical spine. It can cause nerve impingement as well. Treatment includes medications, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, or even surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is cervical spondylitic myelomalacia / foraminal stenosis and what if any treatment/for it?

What is cervical spondylitic myelomalacia / foraminal stenosis and what if any treatment/for it?

Definitions of: Myelomalacia or "bad spinal cord" is abnormal tissue structural change of the cord negatively affecting its function brought on in this case by advanced degeneration of the bones, discs , joints and ligaments leading to a narrowing of the spinal canal compressing the spinal cord and creating these cord changes. Surgery is the only help. Foraminal stenosis is narrowing of the nerve root exit holes. ...Read more

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Cervical spondilitis How to cure ?

Cervical spondilitis
How to cure ?

Cure for spondylosis: Cure per se is not possible once you have it. You can halt it and manage the pain. A pain specialist can help with procedures that can relieve pain. If too severe, you may even need surgery in the future. Avoid looking down for prolonged periods, aviod jerky movements. avoid watching TV while lying down, reading while seated etc. Regular exercises will help relieve the muscular spasms that usually ...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


Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

A defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, making it essentially ...Read more