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Cervical Spondylosis/ Degenerative neck disease

Cervical spondylosis or degenerative neck disease is arthritis or osteoarthritis of the spinal vertebra in the neck region. It can be very painful and its associated with balance and bowel problems.

Our online support group for people with cervical spondylosis will help you know more about the disease and get in touch with doctors or other patients.


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1. Suggest a home based simple posture exercise?

Stand in front of the mirror with your back touching the walls
Try to push the wall with your back and neck
This will correct your posture.

2. How does a persons life style cause cervical spondylosis?

Activities like reading ,writing for prolonged period demands a continuous muscle and ligaments tension and can result in neck strain. Some of the activities that causes gradual strain of the structures of the neck leading to neck pain and stiffness includes -.
Habit of holding the telephone on one shoulder and leaning at it for long time
Sitting or standing still for long period
Driving continuously for long hours
Sleeping in awkward position and with many pillows below the neck and shoulder
To avoid neck strain that can lead to problems one is advised to take small breaks and to do muscle strengthening exercise

3. Which doctor should I see for cervical spondylosis?

General physician, Orthopaedician

4. What are the kinds of occupation which induces cervical spondylosis?

Generally, every one is prone to physical stress and strain The use of poorly designed desks and chairs can cause abnormal stress over the structures of neck. occupations that are easily prone includes
Computer operators
Drivers of vehicles
Coal miners
Occupations involving carrying and lifting heavy weights on their heads For example, Building construction workers

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