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Having cervical spondylosis with nerve impingement syndrome. X-ray showing decrease in disc space. Precautions for pain management?

I am 61 yrs veri active lady. I have been detected with cerival spondylosis with nerve impingement syndrome ... x-ray report shows degenerative changes with an osteophytic and there is dececrease in intervertebral disc spaces between C4-C5 and C5-C6. I am taking treatment from physiothearapist,for last 25 days. The pain in the neck is better but in the arm its still about 30%. the dr. says, that with his treatment, i will not get pain in future, if i follow the exerices properly... Is it true....boz. i dont want to go thro the pain, again, in my neck and arm, which was quite unbearable. Also please tell me the dos n donts which i have to follow, for not getting the pain again. mrs. chopra
Asked On : Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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Thank you for asking HCM
I have gone through your query.Physiotherapy neck exercises and short term analgesics are main elements of conservative treatment in cervical spondylosis. Majority of patients get improvement if they do physiotherapy and exercise regularly.But it take some time.You should maintain normal posture while sitting standing or lying down.You can use a rolled towel to put under your neck while sleeping instead of pillow.A cervical home traction devise also can be used.Hope this may help you.
Let me know if you have any further query.
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