What is the treatment for spondylosis (cervical & lumbar)?

Exercises. Arthritic changes in the neck & lower back can very challenging to the patient and physician. Generally if there are no associated neurological involvement staying active thru an diverse exercise program works. These may include biking, stretching with yoga , pilates, ect. Certain prescription & otc nsaids and steroids may be beneficial. A firm mattress and good cervical may help. You see your pcp.

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Can you please suggest treatment for spondylosis (cervical & lumbar)?

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...

Tell me whether cervical / lumbar spondylosis has got any permanent treatment?

No quick answer. Spondylosis is also known as stenosis. It occurs as we get older. It occurs with trauma and repetitive spinal micro trauma. We can't prevent it. When it cause neurologic problems surgery might be needed to decompress neural structures such as nerve roots and the spinal cord. 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?

Varies. So, essentially you have a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Mild cases may respond to medication and rest; moderate cases traction with physical therapy; severe usually get an MRI and then epidural steroid injections or surgery. Read more...
Neck pain. neck pain that radiaties into the fingers should be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. Physical therapy with anti inflamitory medications may help. the next step may be an epidural steriod injection. Read more...