cervical spondylosis

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hi

i am suffering from cervical spondylosis. i have been treated and given some pain killers. i dont have that much pain in the neck. but when i sit i have a pain in the hip. is it any thing to do with same problem of spondylosis. when i went to doctor, he gave me some pain killers. and one month time to see a specialist. can any one comment on this please

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Rushdy

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    Hi

    I to have cervical spondylosis, and after extensive physiotherapy, now receive chiropractic treatment.

    This can be quite common. Apparently what happens in your neck can be mirrored in your lower back. This needs to be addressed in its own right, as one can apparently destabilse the other.

    Hope that this helps.

    Regards

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    Hi

    I too have cervical spondylosis, and after extensive physiotherapy, now receive chiropractic treatment.

    This can be quite common. Apparently what happens in your neck can be mirrored in your lower back. This needs to be addressed in it's own right, as one can apparently destabilse the other.

    Hope that this helps.

    Regards

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    Hi Rushdi,

    I've had the condition for over 20 years and over the last few years I've had pain in my right hip - which is in fact coming from my lower back according to my GP. So I think it is normal.

    The reasons 'Guest' gave seem logical although no one has ever told me the hip pain is related to my neck- I just assumed it was. Hope this helps

    Catherine

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    I would like to clarify my earlier post. You can have pain in your lower back, hips etc. This may not have anything to do with where you pain is. but it is possible, and should be looked into and ruled out. In my case I have cervical spondylosis in my neck. This has affected my upper body strength, so I have difficulty doing ordinary, everyday things, including work. I have also developed a weakness in my lower back, poss the same thing but this has not been diagnosed. I was told by my chiropractor that there can be a mirrored effect. If one is irritated, it can trigger the other. This does make sense. Your body does compensate for pain in one place, by over working somewhere else. For example, I have experienced pain in my chest, rib area, often painful. This is caused by muscle reaction to what is happening in my spine.

    You do have to be careful though, not everything can, or should be attributed to Spondylosis.

    I have found that you learn from experience. I have run to the Doctor with excruciating pain, only to be told that it is muscle related, and to take pain killers, or risk a chest infection. Now I recognise that it can show up in odd ways, but if I take pain killers and it does not clear up, then it is time to get a second opinion.

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