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Suggest treatment for cervical spondolysis

Dear Doctor, I have been suffering from cervical spondolysis (c3, c4 on right hand n c5,c6 & c7 on the left hand)for the past 4 yrs., could you please suggest treatment and let me know how bad it is n how I should take care.I am 49 yrs old male. best Regards, henry.
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
Hi,

As it's CS I will advice for cervical collar. Take up a recent MRI and compare with the old one to see if any changes has happened in the position of the disc and the nerve root entrapment.

Exercise therapy, physiotherapy, Therapeutic ultrasound therapy, TENS therapy will help improve the symptoms. You need to meet up a competitive physiotherapist who can get you the best results

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel,
Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Jay Indravadan Patel's  Response
Hello,

Well, the problems you are facing is not that bad to go in future. So be relaxed as we can help you with it.

I don't know if you have ever tried physiotherapy. Lookout for a good physio who is competitive and who is confident of helping you out. As the pain is radiating on either sides we need to rule out what are the myotomes and dermatomes involved.

Using a cervical collar is a must for now. Buy one soft cervical collar. Use it for some time as this will help stabilize the spine in neutral position for long hours of the day. Only time to remove is in the night.

Within a week your symptoms should reduce. Try using hot water fermentation along with this. So that the muscles relax some more.

The physiotherapist will be able to help you with TENS therapy and therapeutic ultrasound therapy. One will help you to reduce pain and one will help with inflammation.

After 2 weeks once pain comes down exercise should begin. As it plays an important role in any spondylitis. Muscles supports the skeletal system. So if muscles are weak the skeletal system will not be stable and lead to additional pain and aches due to nerve compression in the spinal column.

You should have less and reduced pain in 4 weeks of time whereby you can stop using the cervical soft collar.

If any more details you want to know what I haven't answered please feel free to contact me.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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Suggest treatment for cervical spondolysis

Hi, As it s CS I will advice for cervical collar. Take up a recent MRI and compare with the old one to see if any changes has happened in the position of the disc and the nerve root entrapment. Exercise therapy, physiotherapy, Therapeutic ultrasound therapy, TENS therapy will help improve the symptoms. You need to meet up a competitive physiotherapist who can get you the best results Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist