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Old 12-13-2008, 07:00 PM   #1
Mark Yanis
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Cervical stenosis of the spine

I was recently diagnosed with moderate to severe cervical stenosis (C5-C7). I went to a neurologist who said that I basically had the neck of a 70-yr-old (I'm 50) but I didn't need surgery at this point, mainly because I haven't lost much function or strength and I'm usually not in severe pain. I asked if there were any exercises I should do or avoid and he basically said just don't flat bench press (though he said it's OK to incline BP).

Has anyone else dealt with this malady? If so, what have you done to keep it from getting worse while staying fit? Also, since I suspect there's more to it than "just don't bench press," what kind of medical professional would you consult to get more authoritative advice? A physical therapist? Orthopedic doc?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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Re: Cervical stenosis of the spine

do a search for susie rosenburg.. she doesnt post much lately.. but her past posts should help as she had it bad and needed several surgeries.

find her.. email her.
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