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

Ecercises

Cervical
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 may be beneficial. See your PCP for an evaluation & guidance.
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Conservative care

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Surgery should be the last resort. Patients should undergo a course of physical therapy. Other conservative measures include chiropractic care, massage therapy, and acupuncture to name a few. Some patients may be candidates for injection therapy (epidural injections or facet injections).
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Therapy

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Depending on the severity of the disease some of the nonsurgical options include anti-inflammatory medicines, steroid injections, and physical therapy.
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