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Doctor insights on: Yoga For Spondylosis

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Can spondylosis be cured and how?

No: Spondylosis itself is a term used to describe degeneration of the spine. Though the symptoms associated with spondylosis (back pain, leg pain, sciatia, etc) can be cured or treated, the spondylosis itself cannot be cured. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

Normal aging process: Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs and facet joints. It something that is expected. Just as we expect our skin to wrinkle as we get older. It is part of normal aging process. So everyone will have progressive spondylosis as they get older -- even starting as early as the second decade of life. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to relieve spondylosis pain?

Are there any ways to relieve spondylosis pain?

Yes: General conditioning including stretches, cardiovascular exercises and core strengthening are good as well as yoga and pilates. Good sleeping habits, not smoking and weight control are also important. Use of over the counter medication may benefit you as long as no reasons why you can't use them such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprophen or naproxen, . ...Read more

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Spondylosis - i need tips on management of this?

Spondylosis - i need tips on management of this?

Don't age but also : It is a x-ray term used to described normal aging process of the spine. It may not cause any symptoms. However, smoking and being overweight can accelerate rate of it occurring which can then lead to symptoms which are best managed by smoking cessation, weight control and regular exercise including core strengthening, flexibility and cardiovascular routines. ...Read more

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What is spondylosis of lumber and how is it treated?

What is spondylosis of lumber and how is it treated?

Aging: Some trees grow burls when they grow older. Some spines grow bone spurs when they grow older. Spondylosis describes the bone spurs and bulges on our aging spine (as seen on xrays). One way of looking at them is they are (beneficial) internal re-inforcements. They sometimes cause trouble when pinching and pushing on nerves or spinal cord but for the most part they are harmless. ...Read more

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What is anterior spondylosis, and how sercious is it?

What is anterior spondylosis, and how sercious is it?

Spondylosis means : Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Anterior refers to the front part if the spine typically meaning bone spurs forming off the disc space edges or vertebral body endplates. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only option for spondylosis?

Is surgery the only option for spondylosis?

No!: Spondylosis is degeneration of the spine. It is also called spine arthritits. It normally occurs to some extent in everyone, depending on genes, lifestyle (exercise, occupation, recreation, smoking). Almost everyone living to 65 years or more will have some degree of spondylosis. It may not cause any symptoms such as pain. A healthy lifestyle with regular exercise often is enough for many folks. ...Read more

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Are spondylosis and spondylothesis the same thing?

Are spondylosis and spondylothesis the same thing?

No spondylosis is : Spine degeneration with aging but accelerated by factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics play a role. It may lead to instability ; deformity or even spinal stenosis. Disc surgery will accelerate process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. Spondylolithesis is an instability of spine that can arise from spondylosis but can be genetic or from injury. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a permanent cure for spondylosis ?

I need to know if there is a permanent cure for spondylosis ?

Manage: First, this just means degeneration of the spine which happens normally as we age ; does not necessarily lead to pain. If it does, you can manage arthritis rather than "cure" it. If it is a generalized problem you first need to identify what the arthritis is: rheumatoid, osteoarthritis etc. If osteoarthritis, weight control, smoking cessation ;exercise are important . Otherwise, see your doc. ...Read more