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Treatment Options Spondylosis
Cervical spondylosis: 24 year old lady with a concern about neck pain. You should have a full evaluation by an orthopaedic spine surgeon in clinic. Typically, rest, physical therapy, NSAIDS, ice/heat, modalities, or bracing are used. Other degenerative problems in the cervical spine related to spondylosis require imaging/surgery. See this link: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic ...Read more
41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis.best treatment option?
C5-6, C6-7 spondylosis, bone spur. Conservative treatments for 2 years. No relief. Daily neck n shoulder pain. No weakness. Surgery only option?
Is spondylosis reversible? Is it possible for a spondylosis diagnosis to be reversed with proper treatment or is the condition permanent?
Treat Spondylosis: If you are talking spondylosis (see part two), you are dealing with a degenerative process, which cannot be reversed. It is treated through medication, exercise, therapy, manipulation, yoga, trigger point injections, and rarely surgery. For most, exercise, therapy, manipulation will control the symptoms, but some treatment will need to continue life long. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercises: Arthritic changes in the neck & lower back can very challenging to the patient and physician. Generally if there are no associated neurological involvement staying active thru an diverse exercise program works. These may include biking, stretching with yoga , pilates, ect. Certain prescription & otc nsaids and steroids may be beneficial. A firm mattress and good cervical may help. You see your pcp. ...Read more
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
Spine arthritis of f: Each level of spine has two joints called facet joints they can become arthritic like any other small joint in your body spondylitis is a word we used for spine arthritis avoid extreme extension stay conservative shots rf ablutions traction ate all treat ment options surgery works well to treat arm nerve pain in this setting not neck ache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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