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What are the alternatives to surgery for cervical degenerative disk disease?

What are the alternatives to surgery for cervical degenerative disk disease?

Ecercises: Cervical disc degenerative disease may respond to exercises to strengthen the cervical muscles. Performing flexibility exercises and maintaining good posture will also help. The use of otc nasids like Aleve (naproxen) may be beneficial. See your pcp for an evaluation & guidance. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Degenerative Disc Disease (Definition)

Degenerative disks are when the normal "spongy" architechture of the disks goes away. The disks normally are between the vertebre in your spine. So when the disks degenerate, you lose mobility and eventually the bones can touch together, which is very painful. Also when the disks degenerate, ...Read more


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Can there be alternatives to surgery for cervical degenerative disk disease?

Can there be alternatives to surgery for cervical degenerative disk disease?

Likely: 40's man ponders alternatives to surgery "for degenerative disk disease" (ddd) ; should regard that ddd is radiologic term, usually not a pain generator, ; found in pain free individuals. Yoga, regular massage, acupuncture, topical cannabis oil (where legal), ; traction (saunders cervical traction device; fda approved) helpful. See an osteopath ; avoid surgeons unless there is weakness arm/hand. ...Read more

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I have coccyx pain and degenerative disk disease and on disabiity, my pcp (on ppo) no time to manage disability paperwork 1. Getting diskogram from orthopedic, will not manage disability until after surgery 2. My pain dr does not manage disability 3. Cant

You : You can call your human resources department where you work and ask for their advice, or you can google "disability physician" in your area to try and find a doctor that can help you. You could also call the office manager in your doctor's office and ask their advice. ...Read more

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Would I have to wear a neck brace if i had surgery for cervical degenerative disc disease? I am just trying to figure out if i want the surgery

Would I have to wear a neck brace if i had surgery for cervical degenerative disc  disease? I am just trying to figure out if i want the surgery

There : There is some variation on the usage of neck braces from doctor to doctor. Surgery at 1 disk level may not require a neck brace, surgery at 2 levels usually requires a brace and surgery at 3 or more levels requires a brace. Good luck! ...Read more

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With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes degenerative disk disease?

Aging is #1: Degenerative disc disease occurs commonly with age. However, it can be made worse earlier with many things, including heavy labor, trauma, weak core/ abdominals, continued dehydration, increased weight, and smoking just to name a few. Physical therapy, proper mechanics, exercise and core strengthening can slow the degeneration. Some people benefit from inversion tables as well. ...Read more

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What can be done about degenerative disk disease and osteoarthritis?

What can be done about degenerative disk disease and osteoarthritis?

Many things: There are many approaches to treating disk disease and oa. These include rest, use of heeat and ice applications, physical therapy, pain medications, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory medication. ...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