Cervical spondylosis,also referred to as cervical osteoarthrites, is a spine conditioninvolving wear to the bones joint and discs of the neck.Cervical spondylosis is most commonin middle aged and elderly individuals,as the disc of the cervical spine steadily deteriorate with age.While there is not a way to prevent cervical spondylosis,there are way to control and lessen the symptoms of cervical spondylosis , how its dignosed , possible complications of the conditions and treatement.
SYMPTOMPS OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS
Many people with cervical spondylosis are not aware of their degeneration, as a majority of those with the condition often experience little to no symptomps.When symptoms do occur , treatments are relatively conservative and typically do not involve surgery.
THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS INCLUDES:-
Stiffness and pain in the neck
Headaches that are caused by neck pain.
Pain in the soulder and or arms.
Lack of movement in the neck or the inability to fully turn the head.
Grinding sensation when the neck is turned.
YOU MAY WISH TO SEE A DOCTOR IF YOU EXPERIENCE THESE ADDITIONAL SYMPTOMS:-
Numberness or weakness in the neck, shoulders, and or arms.
These symptoms might be a sign that your neck condition is more severe and require medical attention.
Those with cervical spondylosis are at a higher risk for possible complications such as cervical myelopathy or rediculopathy.
Cervical myelopathy occurs when there is pressure or damage to the spinal cord in the neck due to degenration . Symptoms of cervical myelopathy include a loss of feeling or movement in the arms or hands.
Cervical rediculopathy occurs when a nerve in the cervical spine is compressed or damaged as it exits the cervical bone. Symptoms of cervical radiculopathy include shooting pain, weakness or tingling down the arm and possibly into the hands.
Conservative treatments for cervical spondylosis include rest , nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) to relieve pain caused by inflammation, muscle relaxants or corticosteroid injections, chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy to help manage severe pain.
WHEN IS SURGERY NEEDED?
It’s rare that surgery is required for those with cervical spondylosis , and it’s typically only considered when a severe loss of function has occurred . Surgery may involve eliminating a bone spur or a piece of herniated disc with the goal of removing the sources of pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. Surgery can also used when complete disc removal and disc height restoration is needed, which can be done by fusing area in the neck with bone grafts and hardware or by inserting a motion preserving cervical disc replacement. Most people do not require surgery for cervical spondylosis and instead turn to conservative care.