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Is surgery or physical therapy the better treatment for cervical spondylosis ? the surgery for frozen shoulder is better or the physical therapy?? female-40 years complain from frozen shoulder and cervical spondylosis .i go to the doctor and tell me that i need to surgery to mobilize the joint but another doctor tell me take a physical therapy .so i begin to take phsical therapy and i feel better but it s very slow and i still feel pain in my elbow,shoulder joint so what s the better countine physical therapy and or do the surgery??plz help
Asked On : Tue, 15 Mar 2011
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Frozen shoulder mostly is of no cause.In your situation probably it is secondary to cervical spondylosis.If there is any nerve compression or disc structural deformity , surgery stands as a mainstay and later followed by physiotherapy.Considering you have no compression , you should go for physical exercise on the first go and surgery later , if results are not comfortable.Even when surgery is done , physical therapy has to be continued.If wearing a neck collar / brace , please do not use it for long hours .That can worsen the symptoms.

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