Users' questions

Can fibromyalgia stop you from working?

Can fibromyalgia stop you from working?

Many people with fibromyalgia continue to work full or part time. But the chronic pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia often make working very difficult. If you are employed, it’s important to learn about managing fibromyalgia symptoms and coping with pain and fatigue.

Is cervical spondylitis a disability?

Advanced cervical spondylosis can cause both neurological decline and severe pain, leading to significant disability and impairment of activities of daily living.

What are the risk factors for cervical spondylosis?

Other factors that may increase your risk for developing cervical spondylosis and neck pain include: Genetics—a family history of neck pain and spondylosis. Smoking—clearly linked to increased neck pain. Occupation—jobs with lots of repetitive neck motion and overhead work. Depression or anxiety.

How to diagnose cervical spondylosis and neck pain?

Patients need detailed neurological assessment of upper and lower limbs as cervical degeneration is often asymptomatic, but can lead to pain, myelopathy, or radiculopathy “Red flag” symptoms identify the small number of patients who need magnetic resonance imaging, blood tests, and other investigations

What can physical therapy do for cervical spondylosis?

Physical therapy is usually the first nonsurgical treatment that your doctor will recommend. Specific exercises can help relieve pain, as well as strengthen and stretch weakened or strained muscles. In some cases, physical therapy may include posture therapy or the use of traction to gently stretch the joints and muscles of your neck.

When to wear a soft collar for cervical spondylosis?

Your doctor may advise you to wear a soft cervical collar to limit neck motion and allow the muscles in your neck to rest. A soft collar should only be worn for a short period of time since long-term wear may decrease the strength of the muscles in your neck. Ice, heat, and other modalities.

Can you get Social Security disability from cervical spondylosis?

Spondylosis and Social Security Disability Benefits. Cervical spondylosis is a catch-all term for wear and tear on spinal discs in the neck, the normal result of advancing age.

What does it mean to have cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis is a catch-all term for wear and tear on spinal discs in the neck, the normal result of advancing age.

Can a pinched nerve be caused by cervical spondylosis?

Most people experience no symptoms; for those who do, the most common are pain and stiffness in the neck, which can generally be treated without surgery. Cervical spondylosis can sometimes cause the space between the spinal discs to narrow, which can lead to pinched nerves.

How does workers’compensation affect cervical radiculopathy?

Workers’ Compensation and Cervical Radiculopathy. Duties such as lifting, typing or other repetitive movements can lead to nerve damage along the spine in the upper vertebrae leading to muscle weakness, severe pain, numbness and other issues making it difficult to perform your job.