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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Spondylosis

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Are there nonsurgical treatments for lumbar spondylosis?

Are there nonsurgical treatments for lumbar spondylosis?

Yes : It is another name for age related changes to the spine and does not require any specific treatment other than we should all exercise routinely. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for painful spondylosis of the neck?

What treatment options are available for painful spondylosis of the neck?

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

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Is there a good treatment for spondylosis (lumbar)?

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 more

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What is the treatment for spondylosis (cervical & lumbar)?

What is the treatment for spondylosis (cervical & lumbar)?

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

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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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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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Can you please suggest treatment for spondylosis(cervical & lumbar)?

Conservative primary: Spondylosis simply refers to degeneration of the spine. By the age of 40, over half the population shows radiographic evidence of this, regardless of the presence of symptoms. Therefore in essence it is normal for someone of your age to have some "spondylosis." the question is symptomatology. Back or neck pain is treated conservatively primarily. Radiating pain sometimes requires interventio. ...Read more

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If I had mild cervical spondylosis in 2011 and without treatment and overuse would it still be mild or would.it progress?

Depends on symptoms: If the cervical spondylosis was just on CT or MRI, then its possible it might not progress or progress slowly. If you have symptoms from it, its possible that will progress...but it usually does slowly. ...Read more