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How to treat cervical spondylosis?

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Cervical spondylosis is a common, age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your cervical spine, which is in your neck.


According to the Cleveland Clinic, the condition is present in more than 90 percent of people aged 60 and older. [1]


- Requires lab testing and image testing for diagnosis
- Usually occurs in old age and elderly people
- Indicates that treatment might help, but this condition cant be cured


Cervical spondylosis is also known as cervical osteoarthritis. This condition is often used to describe degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) of the spine. Causes may include bone spurs, dehydrated spinal discs, herniated discs, injury, and ligament stiffness.


Age affected: between 0–18 - rare; between 19–40 - often; above 40 - most often.


Symptoms


Most people dont have significant symptoms, but people may experience:


- Pain: while standing, sitting, sneezing, coughing, and tilting neck backward
- Pain Areas: in back, legs, thighs, and buttocks that worsen with neck or shoulder
- Muscular: muscular weakness or spasms
- Also common: headaches, sensation of pins and needles, or stiffness


Treatment


Self-Care: You can treat it with ices packs, warm compresses, and doing physical exercise that will improve cardiovascular health.


Physical Therapy: This will restore muscle strength and function through exercise.


Medications: Your doctor may prescribe you medications to relieve pain and discomfort.


Specialists: At mfine, you can connect with a specialist who can guide you more about this health issue and also treat you with our holistic treatment program.

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