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Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Having back pain. How to overcome this?

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hi earlier question i hve sm error thnx for reply actually m 32 yr male mistyped in earlier question now doing phd m a software engineer but now student worked more thn 7 yrs nw i m diagonised with cervical spondylosis frm xray i hve back pain also while sitting more thn 30 mins(upper ,lower smtyms middle) also m using good chair with height adjusment pain eases with lying down so i wanna ask wts outcome of this deisease i hve read on forums it can create problem and afeects work do i need sm more test my orho didnt suggested also i hve low vit d
Posted Sun, 10 Nov 2013 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Satyadeo Choubey 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
MRI spine can be done...physiotherapy helps

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.
Pain in back may be due to taking a wrong posture while sitting, may be some times due to abnormal jerks while riding a bike. Apart from spondylosis, sometimes there is prolapse of intervertebral disc causing compression over the spinal cord and nerve roots causing pain.
The diagnostic procedure of choice is MRI scan of the part where pain is felt, like cervico-dorsal if in neck and chest region, dorso-lumbar if in chest region and lower back region or lumbo-sacral if in lower back including sacrum.
The treatment of mild to moderate disease, of any of these type is back extension exercises. In acute disease hot fomentation may be needed along with some muscle relaxants. In severe disease may be needing some corrective surgery.
For servical spondylitis, you may wear cervical soft collar during your work and remove it while sleeping. physiotherapy will be helping here too.
Vit. D supplements can be taken in your case....

Best wishes
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Follow-up: Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Having back pain. How to overcome this? 15 minutes later
after diagonising wit cs i m less active and used to take rest more what you suggest rest or physical activity
Answered by Dr. Satyadeo Choubey 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hard bed rest is recommended.

Detailed Answer:
For CS rest means rest to paraspinal muscles with a workout of those muscles who keep the spine in correct posture. Cervical collar is also a type of rest to that part..I think you must go for a physiotherapy along with.
For rest backache a hard bed rest is recommended.

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Follow-up: Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. Having back pain. How to overcome this? 2 minutes later
no i mean to say after office do i need to take more rest or can i continue with my daily activities
Answered by Dr. Satyadeo Choubey 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
rest is advisable

Detailed Answer:
Rest will be advisable.
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