Cervical Spondylosis Glossary

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Dr. Nithin Jayan
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Glossary

Cervical vertebrae - The first and eight bones of the vertebrae that supports the neck and its structure.

Spinal cord - It is a long ,neural, conical structure extending as a continuation of the brain. Spinal cord consists of many nerves, which is supported by the vertebral column of bones.

Inter vertebral disc - It is a cushion like structure found in between two vertebral bones.

Posture - The normal alignment of all the segments of the body. The position or bearing of the body.

Occupational stress - The discomfort caused by the physical and mental state of body due to an occupation.

MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is a diagnostic method, which uses magnetic resonance to give out the image of the scanned structure.

Ergonomics - An applied science concerned with studying the structure of a person and designing and arranging items like furniture so that these are most effectively and safe for the proper functioning of the body. (Human Engineering)

De-compression - Surgical way of removing narrowing bone and disc, that compresses the nerves of the spinal cord.

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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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