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Good advice here on the subject of cervical spondylosis, apart from the wearing of a support collar maybe. I have found wearing a soft collar at night very helpful in preventing an attack of neck pain turning into a horrible headache by the time morning comes. And very occasionally, it's useful even in the day for severe flare-ups. But I completely agree that neither collars nor corsets should be worn for prolonged periods. My problem started nearly 30 years ago after a car accident, and I'm able to deal with it by the collar at night, Dihydrocodeine, and occasionally voltarol.
I'm sure it's important to keep as active as possible, but families (and GPs) need to understand that it can be a significantly disabling condition for a minority of us. It has stopped me working, and limits my ability to paint, which I love to do. If diagnosed with it, take all the physio and other help you can get as early as possible, and ensure you are not written off by the medics - badger them until you get help that works for you.
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