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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment in Gurgaon


What is Cervical Spondylosis?

Cervical Spondylosis is a term given for age linked wear and tear disturbing the spinal disks in the neck. It is a very common disease and worsens with age and is also known as cervical osteoarthritis. This problem results in narrowing of required space by spinal cord and nerve root that passes through the spine to the rest of the body. Consult with the best Cervical Spondylosis Specialist in Gurgaon and Get an effective and proper Cervical Spondylosis treatment.

The primary cause of Cervical Spondylosis is degenerative changes that occur in the spine as we age. These changes are common and take place in everyone, and about half of aged people have this problem. These changes, however, do not cause painful symptoms.

 If we talk about the risk factors of Cervical Spondylosis, then we would say that age is the most common risk factor, and it is normal in middle-aged and older people.  The bones are prone to wear and tear which leads to Cervical Spondylosis.

Causes of Cervical Spondylosis

Some causes also include

  • Overgrowth of Bone

Bone spurs or overgrowths of bone are one of the causes of Cervical Spondylosis. When body grows extra bone to make spine stronger these can press subtle areas of the spine which may result in pain.

  • Dehydration in Spinal Discs

Spinal bones have thick cushions like discs amid them that prevent the area from any kind of a shock because of twisting or lifting. These discs can get dried out and dehydrated and which can also result in Cervical Spondylosis.

  • Cracks in Spinal Discs

Cracks in spinal discs can also lead to Cervical Spondylosis. These cracks allow leakage of internal cushioning material and lead to symptoms like arm numbness and pain.

  • Stiffness Over Time

Cords which link spinal bones to each other become stiff with time which leads to uneasy neck movements. Other risk factors for Cervical Spondylosis include:

  • A family history of neck pain
  • Jobs with much repetitive neck motion
  • Previous injury
  • Depression or anxiety

Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis

Some people experience no symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis. However in many cases patients can experience:

  • A headache originating from the neck
  • Pain in arms or shoulders
  • Neck stiffness
  • Grinding sensation on turning of neck
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Loss of bowel movement
  • Muscle spasm in neck and shoulders

Diagnosis of Cervical Spondylosis

Diagnosis of Cervical Spondylosis can include

Physical tests

The doctor will take a physical test by checking the range of motion of the neck. He/she will also test your reflexes and muscle strength to know the exact pressure on your spinal nerves or cord. He will also watch your walk to understand if spinal compression is affecting your gait.

Imaging tests

The imaging tests will include

  • Neck X-Ray which is needed to rule out causes of neck pain and stiffness.
  • MRI is required to pinpoint the spots where nerves might be pinched.
  • CT scan might also be done for detailed analysis of bones.
  • Myelography is needed when more detailed X-ray or CT imaging is required.

Nerve function tests

There are some nerve function tests which are recommended by doctors to diagnose whether nerve signals are properly travelling to muscles or not. These include Electromyography and Nerve conduction study.

Treatment procedures of Cervical Spondylosis

People suffering from Cervical Spondylosis are commonly responds well with Physiotherapy Treatment. In many cases if people have further neurologic symptoms, they are likely to be assisted by surgery. The best treatment for Cervical Spondylosis in Gurgaon among all is Physiotherapy. Cervical Spondylosis responds very well to the exercises done under physiotherapist supervision.

Although there is no cure for Cervical Spondylosis, it can be treated well by physiotherapy. A physiotherapist can offer effective pain relief by strengthening your neck and vertebrae. A physiotherapist may provide:

  • Heat and Ice packs- these packs assist in reducing inflammation and muscle spasm.
  • Electrotherapy- this includes the utilization IFT, TENSE, Ultrasound Therapy, SWD, and Cervical Traction to module the pain. It is a substantial pain relief on a long-term basis.
  • Dry Needling Therapy: Dry needling is an advanced medical technique that aims at treating myofascial pain. In this technique, a dry needle is inserted in some specific muscle areas of the skin. These specific muscle areas are called trigger points and the technique is also known as ‘trigger point dry needling’, and ‘intramuscular needling.
  • Taping Therapy: It Provides support and helps in reposition of postural muscles.
  • Contractions and strengthening exercises exert pressure so that non-dynamic and static action takes place in cervical muscles.
  • Posture awareness- the physiotherapist can help you gain awareness about postures as improper body postures also lead to neck pain.
  • Relaxation techniques- various relaxation techniques are advised by the physiotherapist to reduce the discomfort and uneasiness that comes with cervical pain.

How to prevent Cervical Spondylosis?

Cervical Spondylosis can have a disruptive effect on your life. There is no way to prevent this condition completely. However, there are some things to keep in mind which will promote good health and which will improve your spine:

  • Paying attention to the correct position of shoulder, head and back and try to keep your spine straight.
  • Try to keep shoulder and neck warm and avoid neck overloading.
  • Avoid sleeping with high pillows.
  • Try out swimming as it is the best exercise to prevent Cervical Spondylosis.
  • Exercise regularly and maintain healthy body weight.
  • Try to follow a well-balanced diet which includes fruits and vegetables.

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