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How to treat cervical spondylosis?

Hi Doctor, I m 47 yrs old, weight 92kg, height 175cm and have been suffering from cervical spondylosis few the last few years. I get neck and shoulder stiffness in the morning and pain coming down my arms. X-Ray last year showed multiple spasm and D1 calcification. The pain and stoffness gets worse if I do some heavy lifting. Please advise.
Wed, 13 Jan 2021
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Hi,

Excessive use of a particular area leads to more wear and tear of the area compared with other areas. Seems like you have been using your cervical area excessively and in a wrong manner. If you are into job which requires long hours of concentration with your eyes like computer or teaching learn the right techniques and postures to work for which you can contact an ergonomist.

Stiffness and pain can be reduced by otc painkillers or physical therapy but it should be followed by a specific customized exercise plan which you need to stick to on a daily basis (like a patient sticks to high BP or diabetes meds, not even missing a single day). There's no cure for the harm it has caused but the damage is not too much that it should bother you. you can live with it pain free.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Sonia Dhawan, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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How to treat cervical spondylosis?

Hi, Excessive use of a particular area leads to more wear and tear of the area compared with other areas. Seems like you have been using your cervical area excessively and in a wrong manner. If you are into job which requires long hours of concentration with your eyes like computer or teaching learn the right techniques and postures to work for which you can contact an ergonomist. Stiffness and pain can be reduced by otc painkillers or physical therapy but it should be followed by a specific customized exercise plan which you need to stick to on a daily basis (like a patient sticks to high BP or diabetes meds, not even missing a single day). There s no cure for the harm it has caused but the damage is not too much that it should bother you. you can live with it pain free. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Sonia Dhawan, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist