Cervical Spondylosis: What are its Symptoms & Treatment?

Cervical Spondylosis aka Cervical Osteoarthritis is a condition where changes are observed to the joints, discs, and bones of the neck. When disks shrink & dehydrate, a sign of cervical spondylosis developed along with spur bony projections. It is a very common problem & worsens with ages. According to studies, more than 85% of people who are older than sixty are affected by cervical Osteoarthritis. But the question is how you will observe its symptoms? And what methods you should opt for Cervical treatment? To know this answer, go through this write-up. Here, you will know what its symptoms & how you can cure it.

What are the Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis?

The symptoms of cervical Osteoarthritis are as follows:

  • Pain & Stiffness in Neck
  • Severe Pain in the arms & Shoulder
  • Grinding sensation or noise when the neck is turning
  • Inability to move forward or bending neck
  • Headache originated in neck

Usually, these symptoms are most severe in the morning & evening of the day. Also, if the cervical spondylosis resulting pain in your spinal cord that means it is putting pressure on your spinal cord; this condition is called myelopathy. Symptoms of this problem include:

  • Difficulty in Walking & Lack of Coordination
  • Numbness, Tingling, and weakness in hands, arms, feet, or legs
  • Loss of Control over bowel & bladder
  • Abnormal Reflexes


Treatment of Cervical Spondylosis

Nonsurgical Treatment

Physical Therapy: Mostly doctors recommend nonsurgical treatment that is Physical therapy. Specific exercises can help you to relive the pain and also stretching weak muscles. Usually, posture therapies are included in physical therapy where joints and muscles of the neck are gently stretched. This program can be varied into length but usually last to 6-8 months. Plus, sessions are scheduled for 2-3times per week.

Medications: In the first phase of treatments, it is advisable to go through several medications that help to reduce pain & inflammation. Medications that help in Cervical Spondylosis Treatment are:

  • Acetaminophen: Whenever there is mild pain, acetaminophen is suggested by doctors.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): This medication is generally prescribed with acetaminophen as NSAIDs like naproxen and ibuprofen are considered the best method for neck pain. It not only relieves pain but also reduces the swelling of the neck. Depending on the symptoms, medication is prescribed for a number of weeks.
  • Muscle Relaxants: There is some medication such as carisoprodol and cyclobenzaprine that is used for the treatment of painful muscle spasms.

These are some of the treatments you can use to cure Cervical Spondylosis. However, it is good if you are consulting with the best spin doctor. Dr. Arun Bhanot is one of the most renowned spine specialists who has treated a number of cases of Cervical Spondylosis. So, if you are suffering from severe pain, contact him today only!

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