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What is the solution for cervical spondylosis ?

solution for cervical spondylosis
Asked On : Sun, 3 Apr 2011
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Cervical spondylosis is primarily due to aging.Treatment of cervical spondylosis should reduce pain and irritation to spinal cord and nerves, while also improving activities of daily living.

Treatment of mild cases:

1.Wearing a neck brace (cervical collar) off and on throughout the day

2.Taking OTC pain relievers, such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen

3.Doing exercises prescribed by a physical therapist to strengthen neck muscles and stretch the neck and shoulders. Low-impact aerobic exercise, such as walking or water aerobics

4.Applying heat and ice to relieve pain,get some relief from menthol- or camphor-based creams, massage or stretching.

Treatment of more serious cases

1.traction on the neck for a week or two

2.Modified exercise with intermittent rest.

3Taking muscle relaxants(cyclobenzeprine,beclofen) , nerve pain pills(gabapentin,pregabalin,duloxetine) or painkillers(TRamadol,oxucodone)

4.Injecting corticosteroid medications around the disk and nerves between the vertebrae.

5.Surgery,If conservative treatment fails or if your neurological signs and symptoms worsen
Answered: Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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