Cervical Spondylosis and Do’s and Dont’s of Cervical Spondylosis

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Cervical Spondylosis: A Brief Note

Cervical spondylosis is a medical term used to refer a most common, age-related medical condition that affects the discs and joints in your cervical spine located in your neck. It is also known as neck arthritis. It primarily develops due to wear and tear of cartilage and bones. Many people with cervical spondylosis experience no noticeable or problematic symptoms. Early diagnosis of cervical spondylosis rarely happens since there are no noticeable symptoms most of the times. Cervical spondylosis is quite common and worsens with age. Cervical spondylosis affects more than 85 percent of people older than age 60.

There will be some do’s and don’ts for every medical condition, similarly cervical spondylosis also has some do’s and don’ts which when followed diligently can significantly help the people suffering from cervical spondylosis to decline the symptoms and prevent aggravation of symptoms.

The Following Are The Do’s and Don’ts of Cervical Spondylosis

Do’s of Cervical Spondylosis

  • Do your prescribed exercises regularly.
  • If you are suffering from cervical spondylosis, you should avoid bad roads, travel in smooth roads that are well developed; it may be either by two or four wheeler.
  • Use your prescribed firm collar when travelling or doing your daily chores.
  • When sleeping use firm mattress, butterfly shaped pillow or thin pillow.
  • Consult your doctor regularly.

Don’ts of Cervical Spondylosis

  • Don’t sit in stressful postures for long time.
  • Avoid heavy lifting over head or neck.
  • Don’t lie prone on your stomach.
  • Do not hold the phone with your neck bending to the shoulder for long time.
  • Avoid high impact and strenuous exercises and aerobics.
  • Don’t drive for long hours; take frequent breaks if it is compulsory to drive.
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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 30, 2019
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