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Can cervical spondylosis or a pinched nerve or a herniated disc cause a discomfort or pain to the touch at the back of the head? If yes, why?

Can cervical spondylosis or a pinched nerve or a herniated disc cause a discomfort or pain to the touch at the back of the head? If yes, why?

Nerve pain: Yes any of these can if there is pressure on the nerve. This causes the nerve to malfunction so that touch, cold, heat, pressure feel very different and can be very painful. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have cervical spondylosis & ++chronic pain all the way from shoulder to hand. Recent nerve cond tests were normal tho - so am I imagining pain? : (

I have cervical spondylosis & ++chronic pain all the way from shoulder to hand. Recent nerve cond tests were normal tho - so am I imagining pain? : (

Not necessarily: The standard nerve conduction tests measure distal nerve function, cervical spondylosis might affect F-responses or muscle innervation. If these were not assessed as part of your study, there could yet be an explanation for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7 and osteophytes touching nerves. What arm strengthening exercises can be done and what to avoid?

Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7 and osteophytes touching nerves. What arm strengthening exercises can be done and what to avoid?

No restrictions: Other than avoiding any position or activity that may aggravate your symptoms then reduce weights and increase your reps as tolerated or you may have to modify your technique but there are no restrictions per se. ...Read more

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Chronic r arm/shoulder pain x6yrs. 2 wrist surgeries & radial nerve release gave zero relief. Current CT angio neck report said modest cervical spondylosis. Could this be the cause of my arm pain?

Chronic r arm/shoulder pain x6yrs. 2 wrist surgeries & radial nerve release gave zero relief. Current CT angio neck report said modest cervical spondylosis. Could this be the cause of my arm pain?

Absolutely: Cervical spondylosis is a much more common cause of radiculopathy and nerve pain than thoracic outlet syndrome, a cervical rib, a brachial plexopathy or shoulder impingement syndrome, particularly with confirmed cervical spondylosis. Have a spine specialist consult. The history is extremely important and the patterns. Emg/ncv' s are sometimes helpful, but not always. ...Read more

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Cervical spondylosis and weight training?

Cervical spondylosis and weight training?

Should not: Interfere. Talk with a trainer to avoid exercise for the trapezius, which may worsen neck pain. Shoulder, pec, biceps, and leg exercises should not causes issues! ...Read more

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What kind of pillows are good for people suffering from cervical spondylosis?

What kind of pillows are good for people suffering from cervical spondylosis?

Ergonomic pillows: Usually ergonomic pillows that adapt to the normal curvature of your neck withot exagereting it are the best. ...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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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

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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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Can you tell me how physiotherapy can cure cervical spondylosis?

Can you tell me how physiotherapy can cure cervical spondylosis?

Can cure symptoms: Physiotherapy can help the symptoms of cervical spondylosis but will not cure you of the underlying arthritis of the spine. ...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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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


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