Cervical Spondylosis/ Degenerative Neck Disease

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Cervical spondylosis is a degenerative disease in which there is abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae).

It is a common cause of chronic neck pain. The fourth to seventh cervical vertebrae are most commonly affected by these degenerative changes. Middle-aged people and women are more prone to cervical spondylosis.

Cervical Spondylosis

The bones in the neck begin to degenerate with aging. Disc degeneration (collapse, of the disc spaces and loss of disc space height) and bone spurs lead to cervical spondylosis. The disc space becomes narrow and gradually compresses the nerve. In advanced cases of cervical spondylosis, spinal cord is affected and may also lead to paralysis of the arm.

Neck pain and stiffness resulting in limitation of movement; and numbness or weakness in arms, hands, and fingers can be commonly seen in patients with cervical spondylosis.

A thorough physical examination, neck X-ray, MRI of the neck and EMG aid in the diagnosis.

Neck immobilization with soft collars, pain management with NSAIDs or muscle relaxants, cervical traction and physiotherapy prove to be efficacious in treating cervical spondylosis. However, surgery is advised in cases of severe pain and nerve root compression. Surgery for cervical spondylosis involves correction of the degenerative pathologic entities that compress a nerve root or the spinal cord.

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srikanth544 Sunday, February 9, 2014

dear sir,,for the past 2 months i under go the treatment for cervical spondylosis. now i feel that i got paining in the legs for the past 10 days .. and doctor said that i have to go for a surgery but i under go heart surgery in the year july 2012...sir can u suggest me the best option

samvedna.pathak Wednesday, October 30, 2013

which type of diet must be given and must be restricted for cervical spondylitis ?

lovashyam1166 Thursday, October 17, 2013

I Lova Raju i am suffering with cervical spine as per MRI report small osteophytes noted over C5 and C6 vertebral bodies diffuse annular bulging and postero-central protresion of C5/C6 interverterbral disc causing compression on cord and bilateral neural foramina. diffuse annular bulging and right posterior para central protrusion of C3/C4 and C4/C5 intervetbral discs causing diffuse compression on cord. diffuse annular bulging of C6/C7 intervetbral discs causing compression on cord and neural foramen. Please suggest me a better solution.

jamal_khan Saturday, October 5, 2013

Is cervical spondylosis curable completly or what level we can recover. plz reply

Rahim1005 Monday, September 2, 2013

I am suffering with mild cervical as per MRI report c4,c5,c6,c7 bulged light signal fromT1 my nature of duties to drive locomotive for 10hrs continously futhure I can same duties by Rahim

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