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Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Is it safe to go on bike? Will it affect married life?

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hi m diagonised with cervical spondylosis m 3o yrs now i want to know to do and not to do activities i use to go by bike daily is it safe as it causes jerks ,running gym etc will it effects also on married life
Posted Sat, 21 Sep 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
avoid bad roads,lifting heavy weight

Detailed Answer:

I have studied your case.

Here are my other useful suggestions to you:
Avoid lifting weights, avoid bad roads, do not watch television or work on computer for long time.
Sit with a support on your neck.
Take break every half hour while at office. Try to do some stretches and joint movements
Continue neck exercises.

neck rotation, shoulder shrugging, slow and gradual movement of neck.
You can consult physiotherapist for help.

You can use soft cervical collar when needed
Do not ride bike on jerky roads, hold gym for some time and again you can start once pain relief is there.
This will not affect your married life, so do not worry.
Check your vit B12 level through blood test.

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.

Take care
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Follow-up: Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Is it safe to go on bike? Will it affect married life? 45 minutes later
thx sir as you know indian roads are full off speed breakers and bad roads i hve to go office 10 km daily which has lot of speed breakers will it is too bad and m a software engineer prolonged sitting is must if i will go by bad roads does cervical spondylosis will grow more i mean the gap between them will come closer what can i do for this
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can use cervical collar

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

You can use cervical soft collar while travelling on bike. Another option you can use public transport or 4 wheeler which will give fewer jerks to your cervical spine.

Yes cervical spondylosis will worsen meaning gap between vertebrae can reduce.

When you are working on computer you need to take frequent breaks, do some joint rotation exercises, some stretches, maintain proper posture.
You should learn more about computer related injury [CRI] on various websites.

Take care
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Follow-up: Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Is it safe to go on bike? Will it affect married life? 34 minutes later
thanks for answer i hve headaches and vertigo due to cs my doc told its the symptom of cs do i hve to revisit the doctor or just take medicines and thank u so much for your quick and detailed response
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can take just medicine

Detailed Answer:

Yes headache and vertigo are common in CS ,you can just take medicine,and follow up to doctor after few weeks.

Take care.
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