Cervical Spondylosis/ Degenerative Neck Disease - Diet

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Dr. Nithin Jayan
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Last Updated on Feb 18, 2016
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Cervical Spondylosis Diet

A healthy diet that is rich in nutrients such as vitamins and minerals is essential for a healthy body. Include foods in your diet such as fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin A and C.

These foods will help fight against free radicals in your body that are responsible for inflammation, and help to reduce painful swelling around the neck. Food items such as turmeric root extract, garlic, cloves and cinnamon can also help in reducing joint irritation. Foods like milk, almonds, soybeans etc. are a rich source of calcium.

Frequent consumption of these foods help to maintain our bones and joints and keep them healthy. Food rich in omega 3 and vitamin E such as oilseeds, fish and nuts are also helpful to combat joint inflammation. People suffering from cervical spondylosis should avoid taking curd and baked foods. Spicy, hot, salty, oily foods should also be avoided. Other food items such as red meat, white potatoes and coffee should be avoided as these foods can increase acid load in the body.

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I have coped with pain from multilevel degenerative cervical spondylosis for 10 years and now it has become more constant and much more nagging. There are periods when pain isn't as sever but it is constantly present. This makes it difficult to concentrate and focus on anything else and do normal things in life. I am very depressed over this and do not know what to do. I sought counselling, but it is not helping because I can not detach my mind from the pain in the back. Has anybody else had same experience and how have overcome this.

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

samvedna.pathak

which type of diet must be given and must be restricted for cervical spondylitis ?

lovashyam1166

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.

jamal_khan

Is cervical spondylosis curable completly or what level we can recover. plz reply

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