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How can I treat cervical spondylosis?
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Exercise
Cervical spondylosis is the fancy term for arthritis of the neck vertebrae.
The best treatment for those arthritic changes is flexibility exercises and maintenance of range of motion. Use spineuniverse.Com for cervical spine exercises. As usual and with all condtions, no smoking, keep weight down to recommended level, and maintain good physical health. Best of luck!

In brief: Exercise
Cervical spondylosis is the fancy term for arthritis of the neck vertebrae.
The best treatment for those arthritic changes is flexibility exercises and maintenance of range of motion. Use spineuniverse.Com for cervical spine exercises. As usual and with all condtions, no smoking, keep weight down to recommended level, and maintain good physical health. Best of luck!
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
If exercises don't work, then pain management techniques such as facet injections or facet rhizotomy may help. Surgery is the least resort, usually for the asscociated deformity with spondylosis or if neurologic symptoms develop.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on how it affects you.
If stiffness or neck pain, the simple measures of stretching, strengthening the neck muscles may be enough. Sometimes over the counter medications can help. Physical therapy is often useful if the spondylosis is causing nerve symptoms, therapy or traction often help. For more severe pain, surgery may be needed, especially if you have weakness in the arm muscles.

In brief: Depends
It depends on how it affects you.
If stiffness or neck pain, the simple measures of stretching, strengthening the neck muscles may be enough. Sometimes over the counter medications can help. Physical therapy is often useful if the spondylosis is causing nerve symptoms, therapy or traction often help. For more severe pain, surgery may be needed, especially if you have weakness in the arm muscles.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
If medications and PT don't help, there is often a role for injections, such as epidural steroids and facet joint injections.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Agree that injections do have a role in some cases.
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management
In brief: Between PT & surgery
After conservative measures, and before surgery, cervical facet joint injections can be quite helpful in addressing many patient's symptoms.

In brief: Between PT & surgery
After conservative measures, and before surgery, cervical facet joint injections can be quite helpful in addressing many patient's symptoms.
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
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