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Self-Care at Home for Spondylosis
Home treatment is important in pain caused by spondylosis because pain may frequently improve or resolve after several days. Experts have found that bed rest prolongs the time to recovery. Therefore, it is recommended to continue normal or near normal activities. However, do not do anything that could exacerbate the problem, such as heavy lifting.
Some people find heat and/or ice to be helpful for back and neck pain caused by spondylosis.
Sleeping with a pillow between their legs may be helpful for low back pain. Special pillows to offer additional cervical spine support have been developed for neck pain.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/27/2015
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