Essential facts about Cervical Spondylosis

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(Last Updated On: September 1, 2017)

Cervical spondylosis is a debilitating condition frequently found in the working population.  Also known as neck arthritis, it affects the joints and discs in the neck. It develops from wear and tear of the cartilage and bones found in cervical spine. The greatest risk factor for cervical spondylosis is aging.

Symptoms

Symptoms in cervical spondylosis develop gradually over time. However, the possibility of symptoms developing suddenly and becoming worse cannot be ruled out.

Pain around the shoulder blade is a major symptom. Also, patients complain of pain along the arm and in the fingers.

The pain might increase on:

  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Tilting your neck backward
  • A stiff neck that becomes worse
  • Headaches that mostly occur in the back of the head
  • Tingling or numbness that mainly affects shoulders and arms

Physiotherapy treatment for cervical spondylosis

If you are suffering from chronic neck pain, taking care of your neck becomes critical. You can effectively manage your pain with physiotherapy and remain as active as possible in the long run.

Your daily exercise regimen may include stretches recommended by the physiotherapist. The physiotherapist will focus on exercises to strengthen your neck muscles. Additionally, a soft cervical collar made of soft foam also provides the necessary support.

If cervical spondylosis is troubling you, get in touch with a Portea physiotherapist at the earliest.

 

 

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