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What Do You Recommend For Cervical Spondylosis
Proper evaluation: This needs an appropriate evaluation. How much damage is it causing. A few need immediate emergency surgery while most need appropriate physical therapy. In some cases injection of corticosteroids in the back in a location called the epidural space between the spinal cord and the vertebrae, this is done to decrease swelling around the disk to decrease pain and let the herniation resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay active: Stay active. If it is early in the process, medication can reduce the pain and physical therapy can counsel on ways to achieve good posture. If it progresses and one becomes fused (not all cases go that far), you want to have good posture, which reduces the risk of progressive deformity. If fused, take precautions to avoid falls and other trauma. New pain should be promptly evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Spinal stenosis can be treated conservatively with physical therapy and lumbar epidural steroid injections. Your spine specialist can thoroughly evaluate you and help coordinate conservative care if appropriate. Surgery is usually helpful if all else fails. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How do you find a good chiropractor? I have a torn disc in l4/l5 and cervical spondylosis. What questions should I be asking a chiro?
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
" bulging disk": Initial treatment for symptomatic bulging disc is conservative (eg physical therapy, non-opioid analgesics, etc.) and also addresses preventative measures. Depending on severity of the symptoms, injections for pain control may be utilized. For more severe cases, surgery may be indicated. The course of treatment is determined by symptoms and objective findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back trauma: Depends on the patient, the type and severity of the trauma, and the specific tissues injured and the total degree of the injury, including a complete assessment of the overall situation including mental and physical injury. ...Read more
See a neurologist: The best thing to do is to see a neurologist experienced in treating transverse myelitis. Transverse myelitis can be due to unknown cause (idiopathic) or associated with other diseases such as viral infections, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis or sarcoidosis. Treating the underlying causes can help. Certain types may respond to steroids or intravenous gamma globulin. Physical therapy helps. ...Read more
Cervicalgia w/ rad: First..an MRI is needed to make sure you do not have spinal stenosis..something that can go on to have serious side effects if not surgically corrected. There are many causes of neck pain and the cause needs to be ascertained in order to treat properly. Muscle spasm responds well to PT, heat, stretching. Other structural defects needs to be addressed by a qualified nuero or orthopedic suregeon. ...Read more
Spinal cord pinching: Myelopathy means abnormality of spinal cord, and cervical spondylosis implies progressive deterioration of the neck vertebrae. Therefore, body changes eventually compress the cord in the neck. Mri films can demonstrate the compression. Treatment may require surgical decompression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Careful exercise: Start by avoiding prolonged positioning ; repetitive twist/bend maneuvers. If had physical therapy, resume exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardio workouts may help except for rowing ; maybe running. If did not have pt, may want to get a session to learn exercises. Weight control ; not smoking are key. Time is biggest healer-90% better without surgery. ...Read more
Slipped Disc: Six to 12 weeks of nonsurgical treatment including but not limited to physical therapy, epidural injections and medication is usually prescribed. If nonsurgical treatment does not provide pain relief after 6 to 12 weeks, it is reasonable to consider surgery. Surgery may be recommended prior to completing nonsurgical care if pain is severe and maintaining function difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical (Neck) Spondylosis (Definition)
A condition involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck that occur naturally when aging. ...Read more
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