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Cervical Spondylosis Osteoarthritis

Updated on August 30, 2011

Language and Reality

There's something about medical jargon that really speaks about language and how it is related to our reality. For example, in December of 2009, I learned the word carcinoma. It's actually just a fancier name for cancer, I think. Not everyone knows this word. Those who would know about the word, I would assume, would be medical practitioners and students. At least I didn't know it until then. It's only until you yourself or anyone close to you gets such a disease, then you will be compelled to learn more abou it. You learn words that depict your reality.

In a new series I'm watching, Breaking Bad, this guy who's seemingly an uneducated delinquent translates "Stage 3A" to "cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes". Later on it is revealed that he had an aunt who had the exact same thing. Once again, it shows that learning such jargon is for those who are exposed to it.

The exact same thing can be said about Cervical Spondylosis Osteoarthritis. Actually Cervical Spondylosis is a form of Osteoarthritis or something like that. I can't even spell it and have to constantly copy paste as I write this article. That's how unfamiliar I am to the word. It's just like when Steve Jobs in his Stanford commencement address says that he didn't even know what a pancreas was (referring to when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer). That's what I mean. You are exposed to a reality that then compels you to use and learn more about the unfamiliar words.

Search Engine Optimization

As you may have noticed, I have a thing for keywords. And in the world of SEO, Cervical Spondylosis Osteoarthritis is what one can consider a "long-tail keyword" that is specific and specialized. In fact, there are a lot of medical niche websites who have an army of boggers who bank on using medical keywords in making sure their sites rank.

Of course this doesn't necessarily mean that it's spam or less quality content. Many of the sites actually provide a decent background and information on the medical terms. Plus, it's never really advisable to trust your medical queries to the internet. It's still always best to go to a physician (although I have said before that Google will one day replace hospitals and doctors and we can have DIY surgery kits and video tutorials on YouTube; it's very possible).

Just as I said about making the most of negative things you can actually make your weaknesses profitable. My HubPages article about the drug Acalka is number three on Google's first page for query of keyword "Acalka". And it's not spam at all because I talk about my firsthand experience with the drug when I got kidney stones. And again, now I can talk about whatever it is in my reality that deals with Cervical Spondylosis. I was exposed to the word very recently, and much like with my first articles regarding kidney stones, I am bound to learn more and produce better quality articles regarding the matter.

Cervical Spondylosis Prevention

And so from what I hear, there is supposedly no cure to this condition (although one can never be really sure and so I dislike ultimatums on such issues). There's just so many things that science hasn't touched on. I once wrote (I forgot where) about chi, it's like the energy that chinese kung-fu masters use to break bricks with their fists or withstand pain or avoid injury from getting stabbed by spears. So all I'm saying is that many times science overlooks so many promising things. I'm referring to alternative medicine, of course. That should always be an option for as long as it doesn't interfere with the real medical procedures of the patient.

Doctors would usually say, for some conditions like osteoarthritis of the neck, that there is no cure and what can be done is to manage the pain. That being said, the best would be prevention as the old saying goes. There are many people who live their whole lives without ever getting any sort of cervical spondylosis. So there is an important personal responsibility issue that I am being exposed to like with any kind of arthritis and that is the importance of exercise (especially for me since I rarely exercise or have physical activity except for working out my fingers as I type away and blab about the random things I blog about).

With the coming of old age and threats of arthritis and stuff like that, it's usually attributed to lack of exercise or physical activity. Like with an engine, if not used, it can get rusty and not work properly. I guess the same concept applies to our body.


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      Brenda Durham 6 years ago

      I have a friend who has spondylosis. Not sure if it's the exact long name as you've described. You're right, those medical names are interesting but confusing. And I guess they could make for good SEO; hadn't thought about it like that..