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Experiencing cervical back pain?

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Cervical (upper) back pain is an aching or shooting pain in the neck region which can radiate into the arms and hands, and sometimes even the feet.
Specialists assert that 80% of the population experiences back pain at some point in their lives. [2]
-- Usually self-diagnosable
-- Isn’t contagious – doesn’t spread among people
-- Lab tests or imaging sometimes required
-- Medium to long-term – takes months to years for the pain to subside
Cervical pain is typically attributed to deformative changes in the disks and joints, which then lead to pain in the nerves. Ailments and burning of the pancreas, kidneys, etc. are also a source for pain in the back.
Ages affected – Between 0 and 25: Rare; Between 25 and 55: Predominant; Above 55: More often.


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include cervical pain, retro-orbital pain, cervical stiffness, all of which are reasons to see an orthopedic specialist.


People may experience:
- Imbalance – dizziness or vertigo; poor balance
- Pain – intractable night pain
- Loss of appetite – unexpected weight loss
- Cervical lymphadenopathy



Treatment


Self-care:
Stress management and postural advice on daily activities, work and hobbies may be useful in some patients.
Patients are recommended to use one pillow while sleeping at night.


Medications:
Typical medication includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and skeletal muscle relaxers, etc.


Specialists:
Physiotherapy, partial-laminectomy or foraminotomy are conventionally some of the ways chosen by specialists to treat cervical back pain.
Orthopedic specialists at mfine (www.mfine.co) are here to help you, contact us today.

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