Cervical spondylosis affects the neck’s spinal discs due to age-related wear and strain. Osteoarthritis symptoms appear as the discs shrink due to dehydration. It even contains bony protrusion, such as bone fringes. It worsens with age. It primarily affects those over the age of 60.
In old age, the cartilage and bones that build the neck and backbone develop tear and wear. It results in several changes that further cause cervical spondylosis. These conversions include:
Risk factors for cervical spondylosis are:
Signs and Symptoms
Generally, there are no such specific symptoms of cervical spondylosis. Most people with cervical spondylosis face stiffness and pain in the neck. This type of spondylosis sometimes narrows down the space required by the nerve roots and spinal cord.
The following are some of the symptoms one spots if the nerve roots and spinal cord become pinched:
Doctors take a medical history and conduct a physical exam to check for tenderness, numbness, and muscle weakness. They also examine the range of motion. If required, you may be subjected to one or more imaging studies like X-rays, CT scans, or MRI to identify the cause of pain.
Treatment Options at 7DMC
We in 7DMC provide you with the most effective solutions for cervical spondylosis. Since there are no such severe symptoms of cervical spondylosis, treatment becomes only possible when the patient observes some changes. Most of the time, conservative treatments are used to treat. Below are some of the treatments for cervical spondylosis:
Our neck pain chiropractic treatments in Dubai include services like cervical radiculopathy or cervical myelopathy designed for severe cases.
Since spine surgery is complex and has a lengthy recovery procedure, our experts opt for natural neck pain treatment. Surgeries are mostly recommended for those in severe conditions.
Spondylosis is a form of osteoarthritis without any known cure. However, there are ways to manage its symptoms. Traction, exercises, stretches, and massages can help ease the pain and maintain flexibility.
A person can ease the symptoms of cervical spondylosis with simple neck exercises. The most effective exercises are:
Ask any spondylosis patient; they will tell how integral part pillow plays in their life. Patients living with cervical spondylosis require a pillow that is firm enough to hold the head but still soft enough to alleviate the pressure points. Normal pillows may not suffice these conditions. That is why most patients prefer specialized pillows. Some of the most popularly used pillows by cervical spondylosis patients are: