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Doctor insights on: Physiotherapy For Cervical Spondylosis

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How could physiotherapy cure cervical spondylosis?

How could physiotherapy cure cervical spondylosis?

It does not cure: it, it is however one of the conservative management treatments that help get one asymptomatic when cervical spondylosis becomes symptomatic. By stabilizing the muscles of the neck minimzes stresses across your neck joints, and help stabilize the joints. Stress across spondylotic joints can induce inflammation and then pain. Remember everyone will spondylosis, it is like having skin wrinkles. ...Read more

Dr. David Lundin
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Cervical (Neck) Spondylosis (Definition)

A condition involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck. These changes are caused by the normal wear-and-tear of aging. With age, the discs of the cervical spine gradually break down, lose fluid, and become stiffer. ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is cervical spondylosis?

What sort of disorder is cervical spondylosis?

Neck degeneration: Degeneratiom of disc and joints of neck it may or may not be symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is cervical spondylosis? Can you describe it?

What is cervical spondylosis? Can you describe it?

Degenerative bone: Degenerative changes in the vertebrae in the neck cause irregular bony processes, degenerative changes in the disc and ligaments combine to narrow the spinal canal and damage the spinal cord. The symptoms are in part due to osteoarthritis of the cervical spine, but more seriously due to damage to the spinal cord and its nerves. ...Read more

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How come I have cervical spondylosis, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have cervical spondylosis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Very Common: Spondylosis is basically a fancy term for wear and tear of the spine. We will all develop wear and tear over time and generally don't know it. Spondylosis is seen on xrays or MRI as degeneration of the discs or joints of the spine. It is often not painful but certainly can be. It is more common to see spondylosis as we age. ...Read more

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Is cervical spondylosis curable?

Is cervical spondylosis curable?

Not curable: Since cervical spondylosis is arthritis changes in the cervical spine, it cannot be cured. It is a normal degenerative process as we age. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cervical spondylosis?

No but secondary : Issues that can result from these aging related symptoms can be managed usually with nonoperative means and when indicated, surgery. Cervical spondylosis is a normal finding as we age. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cervical spondylosis?

Neck pain: Cervical spondylosis is the medical term for arthritis in the neck. Like getting gray hair or wrinkles, we all develop arthritis. While we can't cure it, we can treat it and slow down the advancement. See a neurosurgeon or spine surgeon to help you develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Best cervical spondylosis treatment?

Depends: If spinal cord compression causes significant symptoms surgical treatment is the best option. For minor symptoms and normal neurologic function a physical therapy directed exercise program is good. ...Read more

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Do cervical spondylosis causes vertigo????

Yes: There is definitely an entity known as cervical vertigo. The spondylosis of the neck may send electrical stimuli to the central nucleus of the 5th cranial nerve and from there connections to the vestibular nuclei. Therapy aimed at the spondylosis could relieve the vertigo. ...Read more

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Can cervical spondylosis cause chest pain?

Can cervical spondylosis cause chest pain?

Many type of spondyl: There r many types of spondylosis, or misalignment of the vertebra, & many causes so it is hard to say w/o a full eval. Lordosis (backwards), kyphosis (forwards), & scoliosis (sidewards) often cause pain related to muscle spasms (not nerve damage). See your doctor for referral to a local spine specialist and physiatrist (rehab doc) for muscle strengthening. Consider HealthTap Prime 4 evaluation.TY ...Read more

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For cervical spondylosis, which is the best treatment?

Non-operative : Non-operative treatments are usually the first line. These include physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, massage, exercise, traction. When these fail surgery is the next step and can often be very successful at treating radiculopathy or myelopathy. ...Read more

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What is a homeopathic medicine for cervical spondylosis?

What is a homeopathic medicine for cervical spondylosis?

Assuming pain with : It. From just sleeping the right way (small flat pillow) ; avoid prolonged positioning or awkward one or overuse of the muscles with some activity to name a few. Treatment can be otc medication, heat applications ; stretching while in a hot shower to avoiding activities that may aggravate your symptoms . If a smoker stop ; if a couch potato, consider regular exercise. Massage may help as well. ...Read more

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Cervical Spondylosis a lot of dizziness , no pain . What to do ?

Unrelated: Dizzyness is very unlikely to be caused by cervical spondylosis. I would recommend you see your primary care physician for evaluation of the real cause of your dizzyness. ...Read more

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Why do we have vertigo/dizziness when we have cervical spondylosis?

Why do we have vertigo/dizziness when we have cervical spondylosis?

Vertigo & Neck Pain: Cervical spondylosis isn't commonly associated with vertigo. The vertebrobasilar circulation supplies the balance centers in the brain. Cervical osteophytes can press on the vertebral artery causing its occlusion during head turning. The most common complaint in patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency is vertigo. You should be evaluated by a neurologist and referred appropriately. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Should I avoid roller coasters?

Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Should I avoid roller coasters?

Cervical spondylosis: Any sudden jerk of your head will flare up of the disc disease of your neck. Be careful! ...Read more

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Cervical spondylosis can cause unconsciousness for some time is it ok?

No: You should be evaluated and imaging done to figure out the cause of losing consciousness. I deal with the neck every day as a spine surgeon and do not attribute falling unconscious with spondylosis or bone spurs of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Can moderate to severe cervical spondylosis cause you to have headaches?

Can moderate to severe cervical spondylosis cause you to have  headaches?

YES: Cervical spondylosis is associated with a particular form of headaches. This is called occipital neuralgia. The head ache is in the posterior aspect of the head. It usually respond to a change in pillows, otc medication such as tyelenol, advil or aleve (naproxen). Exercises are good at relieving associated tightness of the cervical muscles. Occasionally local injections are needed to alleviate these headache. ...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. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more