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Old 01-22-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Cervical spondylosis

Hello! I am a young 46 and was recently diagnosed with cervical spondylosis.

I have bone spurs on my c4-c6 and narrowing of the discs c3-c7.

As well as osteophyte lipping most prominent at c6-c7.

looking for new treatment or exercise that can relieve the pain. right now i am doing physio because thats pretty much all i can do. Movement is painful no lifting, walking is difficult hips are effected, Can't work as a result . on long term disability now and am looking what the future might bring?? Does anyone have good results with treatment of any kind

I have now been diagnosed with lumbar spondylosis as well as scoliosis and osteoarthritis in my right hip. Any suggestions on pain management other than lyrica and diclofenac . They are giving me bad side effects, confusion and anxiety where i am on ativan now Any suggestions??

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Re: Cervical spondylosis

Spondylosis is just a fancy word for arthritis of the spine. and you do have it.

Studies have shown that the best form of exercise for spinal issues is water therapy. I actually do my PT in a "certified" warm water therapy pool......92* and about 3-4 ft deep ...perfect for exercise but just warm enough to avoid making the muscles cold and go into spasms. Ask your physical therapist if he/she can recommend a facility that has a therapy pool that lets you go in and exercise a few times a week. You'll find it makes a huge difference. Gave me back my life.

Pain is actually a good sign with spine issues. It takes an alive nerve to give you pain. A nerve that is in danger doesn't hurt that much and may only give you numbness or pins and needles or tingling sensations as well as a loss of strength and function. Those are signs to watch for.

There is a board here for cervical spine issues called the Spinal Cord Disorders board. Look under the nervous system and brain disorders area of the site. then join us and learn more.

good luck........Egg.

Old 01-22-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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Re: Cervical spondylosis

thank you so much the quick response !! i was just going to head to the pool tomorrow i will definetly check out the thread you mentioned . I want my life back. not sure how much i will be able to work. I work on a ship so the vibrations cause alot of pain

Thanks again

Old 02-08-2013, 06:59 AM   #4
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Re: Cervical spondylosis

Hi there you were such a great with info !! I have some other questions. I now have lower lumbar spondylosis with stable scoliosis as well as osteoarthritis in my right hip. I have tried low impact aqua fit but after my left knee is killing me is there too much pressure now being put on my left leg because of the osteo in my right hip. Any advice??

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