Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Doctor

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with Dr Neil Murray QWHAT can I do to help spondylosis? ACERVICAL spondylosis is wear and tear of the bones and discs in the neck.

This is a normal process of ageing. Aim to keep your neck moving as normally as possible to stop it stiffening.

Move the neck in all directions several times throughout the day.

Try to gradually increase the range of movement.

Painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, should help. Maintain a good posture. A firm supporting pillow can help but don't use more than one at night.

QHOW long should I take HRT for? ATHE benefits of taking hormone replacement therapy need to be balanced against the risks.

If you have little in the way of menopausal symptoms, HRT is not usually advised.

If you're troubled by hot flushes and night sweats then a course of HRT could help, as long as there are no reasons you shouldn't take it. …

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