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Cervical spondylosisan, blood test normal. dizziness, on vertin 24 BD, traction BD, no menstruation for a year

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female,50, indian . all blood test normal. diagnosd cervical spondylosis. extreme dizziness. taking vertin 24 BD since week. traction BD for 3 days . Only marginal improvement. sometimes lot of sweating then better. no mensturation since 1 yr. advise
Posted Sun, 15 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 39 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query. Let me assure you that you have been prescribed the correct treatment as Vertin tablets are the initial line of management of dizziness caused by Cervical spondolysis. The increased sweating and absence of periods are due to the perimenopausal effects of the body because you are in the perimenopausal age group.

Cervical spondolysis is due to the age-related degeneration ('wear & tear') of the vertebrae and discs in the neck region. This can cause compression of the nerves and hence pain and dizziness. Apply warm compresses on the area and take some over the counter anti-inflammatory pain killer like Iburpofen after consulting your doctor. Application of topical muscle relaxants will also help. Cervical spondolysis also responds to anti-inflammatory drugs and cervical collars and traction which you are already undergoing.

It is also better if you correct any posture imbalances that you may have, whether in a sitting posture or in a standing posture like you should avoid sitting on computers for long. It is also very important to make sure that the pillow you use under your head is the correct size and thickness for your body. Make adjustments in your diet and add lots of calcium XXXXXXX foods like curd, milk etc in your diet.

If the symptoms still persist then you may need steroid injections or surgical approach (as last approach). If the dizziness persists then I will suggest you to get an ENT examination to rule out any accompanying Meniere’s disease as well which may worsen the dizziness. For the sweating and perimenopause, you need to take hormonal replacement therapy after consulting your gynecologist.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

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