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Will Cervical Spondylosis Cause Throat Tightness
Do you have recommendations for reducing headaches at the base of the skull that are cervicogenic? I have cervical spondylosis. Neck/upper back tight.
Cervical spondylosis. Light weight lifting makes shoulders tight. Are there exercises i can do to help it or are all arm/neck exer going to tighten?
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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?
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
Have cervical spondylosis. Did neck traction 3 times, started at mininum weight n increase 1kg every time. Now feel tension at throat. Is it related?
My mother (age 62) has cervical spondylosis and has excruciating pain in neck. What can she do for the pain?
A few thoughts: The usual answer is surgery, such as laminectomy or fusion or various pain medications.In my practice, I find that treating the peripheral nerves with neuroprolotherapy (NPT) is more effective.Though most drs. attribute the pain to the spondylosis (bony overgrowth), the pain is often due to swollen nerves (dorsal rami, for instance).NPT reduces the swelling & pain for some people. ...Read more
Ear pain & pressure. Could it be related to cervical spondylosis? Having some pain down neck and upper back, too.
Quick exam: The pains on your neck and back are likely from the c-spine problem. The ear problem could be, but presumptive diagnosis without proof would be wrong. Go to your doctor and a quick look at your ear and an examination of your spine and movements can help your md make proper dx, or more exam and referral if needed.. ...Read more
cervical spondylosis have any connection to the node neck tension and narrowing neck bites in the trachea and breathlessness?
??????: Sorry, your question is not in understandable English. Please have someone with a better command of English help you. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my mother in law aged 62 has cervical spondylosis, she has excruciating pain in neck , also?
Have cervical spondylosis w muscle spasms in upper back and neck. Should i be doing any upper body strength training or not?
Yes you could: Any thing with comfrot you could do. ...Read more
Cervical spondylosis creating tension on artery, I get vertigo due to this when I bend my neck slightly down, is it dangerous? could I get a stroke?
If you get vertigo, nausea, vomiting, or faintness by your head being in different positions then, you need a neurologist for a workup and plan to approach patient with either a neurosurgeon or orthopedist as necessary. I believe chances are extremely low for a stroke from what you've described, however, your neurologist can better answer that question.
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Dr said I have cervical spondylosis I have lots of pain on my shoulders arms and i get cramps when i move my hands and neck i get dizziness at times?
Very general: Spondylosis is a very general diagnosis and at your age would not be that significant. If your pain is traveling down one or both arms and there is weakness, the next step is a MRI scan. Most neck pain will resolve in time and with conservative care. If you have had the problem for more than a few months and it is not improving then you need to see a specialist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Osteophytes: The vertebrae of the the spinal column become irregularly thickened and may have irregular projections. These irregularities cause narrowing of the spinal canal and impinge on the spinal cord leading to neurological deficits. ...Read more
Hit in neck 7wks ago mri-chronic cervical spondylosis c56c67 degenerative bony narrowings left sided associated mild left facet arthropathy. Worried?
Common findings: The MRI seems to describe very common degenerative type changes at typical locations in the neck. They are described as chronic, which indicates these are due to wear and tear over time and not likely related to your being hit in the neck. These changes will likely continue to happen over the course of a lifetime and may be a source of pain in your neck and/or arms from time to time. ...Read more
Have cervical spondylosis. Strained neck 3 weeks ago. Did 5 sessions of physio. Took celebrax. Not much improvement. Next course of action by doctor?
Time: Just give it more time. You note some improvement over 3 weeks. This could take another 3-9 weeks to resolve. Continue your current treatment as long as you continue to improve. If you do not or worsen, then follow up with your doctor for further evaluation which may include a change in medication or further imaging like a MRI or both. ...Read more
Does cracking your neck/back do any harm? I have cervical spondylosis and a torn l4/l5 disc. I get relief from stiffness w/ cracking.
If it feels good: The noise made when you crack your neck is thought to be from cavitation-- it happens when the volume of the joint space suddenly expands, like when you open a soda can. Its good that you can relieve some of your stiffness. If you incorporated core strengthening, gentle yoga type stretching with controlled breathing exercises and normal motion patterns, you will have your best chance of healing. ...Read more
Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy. I was walking when struck by a suv in may of 2012. No neck or shoulder problems before. Why now?
You got hit by a SUV: All 62 year olds have spondylosis which is the aging of the spine. You sustained an injury to the structures of your neck that in a number of patients can exceed one year from time of injury in the distribution you describe. See a spine specialist for an evaluation and treatment suggestions as even a yonger person without pre existing spondylosis can also experience prolonged symptoms. ...Read more
Sometimes my sternum pops when i move my head back. I have cervical spondylosis and neck pops, but this is sternum. Why does it pop?
For the similar : Reason your neck does as with motion certain structures can change position and cause this sound or sensation which can range from muscle, tendon, ligament or joint mobilization. There is nothing harmful about this. ...Read more
Pain in Lt shoulder blade/neck,pins& needles, clumsiness & arm weakness. Mri showed cervical Osteophyte. Does this mean I have cervical spondylosis?
Cervical spondylosis n herniated discs c4-c5, c5-c6. Neck, shoulder pain. Tingling sensation on hand. Going for chiropractic treatment. Any danger?
Depends: Please alert the chiropractor to your herniated discs. Gentle chiropractic may not cause additional damage. In presence of neural signs or symptoms (tingling), robust neck manipulation is not advised (can cause nerve damage). Who advised chiropractic over seeing a spine specialist for this? ...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?
Best treatment for cervical spondylosis, pain in back of neck, left shoulder/hand joints/fingers & also down spine & legs in 41yo male, ecg normal?
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
YES: Cervical spondylosis is associated with a particular form of headaches. This is called occipital neuralgia. The head ache is in the posterior aspect of the head. It usually respond to a change in pillows, otc medication such as tyelenol, advil or aleve (naproxen). Exercises are good at relieving associated tightness of the cervical muscles. Occasionally local injections are needed to alleviate these headache. ...Read more
Unlikely: Two common occurrences happening commonly.Get a more detailed answer ›
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