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Cervical Spondylosis/ Degenerative Neck Disease

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How can Cervical Spondylosis be Treated?

Medications

Analgesics and muscle relaxants are advised. In more severe cases the orthopedic doctor may suggest cortisone injections near the joints of the vertebral bodies to ease the swelling of the nerves and relieve pain.

Physiotherapy

The goal of physiotherapy treatment is to relieve pain and enhance movements of the neck.

Other Conservative Methods

Shortwave Diathermy
- A disc or heating pad is placed over the back of the neck. The warmth obtained from the shortwave diathermy current relaxes the muscle and the pain is relieved.

Cervical Traction- Traction is a mechanical device, which supports the head and chin. It is used to relieve the nerve compression by a bone.

Posture correction - Simple postural exercises can be taught to correct the faulty position of the neck. Motivation is given to maintain the erect posture.

Use of collars- Two types of collars can be prescribed- soft collar is used during night times to prevent awkward position of the neck during sleep. Firm collar steadies the neck and relieves pain, especially during traveling or work. It is removed when the pain subsides.

Surgical Treatment

If the medical treatment and physiotherapy fails, and the condition is severe, where the nerves are affected, surgery may be required. Decompression of the nerve is done to relieve the nerve which is compressed by the bones and the disc.

Relaxation

Relaxation is essential part of treatment. Tension in neck and shoulder muscle, pain and anxiety are all relieved by relaxation.

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dear sir,,for the past 2 months i under go the treatment for cervical spondylosis. now i feel that i got paining in the legs for the past 10 days .. and doctor said that i have to go for a surgery but i under go heart surgery in the year july 2012...sir can u suggest me the best option
srikanth544 Sunday, February 09, 2014
which type of diet must be given and must be restricted for cervical spondylitis ?
samvedna.pathak Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I Lova Raju i am suffering with cervical spine as per MRI report small osteophytes noted over C5 and C6 vertebral bodies diffuse annular bulging and postero-central protresion of C5/C6 interverterbral disc causing compression on cord and bilateral neural foramina. diffuse annular bulging and right posterior para central protrusion of C3/C4 and C4/C5 intervetbral discs causing diffuse compression on cord. diffuse annular bulging of C6/C7 intervetbral discs causing compression on cord and neural foramen. Please suggest me a better solution.
lovashyam1166 Thursday, October 17, 2013
Is cervical spondylosis curable completly or what level we can recover. plz reply
jamal_khan Saturday, October 05, 2013
I am suffering with mild cervical as per MRI report c4,c5,c6,c7 bulged light signal fromT1 my nature of duties to drive locomotive for 10hrs continously futhure I can same duties by Rahim
Rahim1005 Monday, September 02, 2013
accupuncture is the best treatment for the cervical spondylosis i undergo treatment for 3 months and i have no pain on the neck
pavan.d Thursday, March 28, 2013
Where did you get your accupuncture therapy? and from which doctor? pls rply.
anil.agarwal Monday, June 10, 2013
Dr. Behraji hospital, opp central cenema, charni road, mumbai is one of d best place for all these.
vijayvicky Monday, October 14, 2013
Which hospital in India is good for the treatment of cervical spondylosis? Please tell me.
danianul Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Dr.Lajpat rai mehra's Neurotherapy Centre
RAmadutt Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I have been suffered with cervical pain and it also comes in my left arm i hv been under gone massage and electro thrapy which results in more pain please adviceme what exercise should i do to cure this
dkdkd Sunday, November 25, 2012
MRI report: C3-C4, C5-C6, C-6-C7 CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS C3-C4, C-5-C-6 DISC BULGES AND OSTEOPHYTESARE MODERATELY COMPRESSING THE THECAL SAC AND BILATERAL NEURAL RECESSES C-6-C-7 DISC PROTRUSION IS SEVGEERELY COMPRESSING THE BILATERAL NEURAL RECESSES AND MODERATELY COMPRESSING THE THECAL SAC WHAT IS THE TREATMENT SUGGESTED FOR THE ABOVE PROBLEM
Padmavathi52 Wednesday, November 21, 2012
i am o.p.singh and suffering from cervical spodylosis, after 3 days of treatment, one night i got rough massage of my neck from my son. next morning severe virtigo occured. i fell on ground thrice without any prior indication and twice i fell in my bed while sitting. there was no pain anywhere, but i became unconcios several times for few seconds every time without any symtoms.2 days treatment by traction and medicine virtin has helped to avoid recurrence. it is dangerous while working or driving, i am scared for my future. kindly advice.
O.P.Singh Friday, November 16, 2012
Dear Sir, Dont worry same happened to me for few days , I started doing Bhujang Asan on the advice of my Homeopathic Dr. and corrected in 5-6 days with Homepathic medicine and Asan
RajatKumar Monday, September 30, 2013
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