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Cervical Treatment In Mumbai


Cervical spondylosis is a disorder 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.

Cervical Spondylosis is the most common disorder of the cervical spine. It is caused by degenerative changes in the vertebrae and intervertebral discs that occur as a result of ageing or due to injury or rheumatoid disease. In addition to age and possibly sex. Several risk factors have been proposed for cervical spondylosis. Theses are repeated occupational trauma (e.g., carrying axial loads, professional dancing, and gymnastics). Familial cases have been reported. A genetic cause is also possible. Smoking also may be a risk factor. Conditions that contribute to segmental instability and excessive segmental motion (e.g., congenitally fused spine, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome) may be risk factors for spondylotic disease. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) may be responsible for functional declines in patients with athletic cerebral palsy. In advanced disease this may lead to cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) which results from compression of the spinal cord. CSM is probably the most common spinal cord disorder in people over 55 years of age in the world. As the number of elderly people increases, the incidence of CSM will probably also increase. Cervical spondylosis appears to be primarily a disease of ageing.

The following should make one understand more about cervical treatment.

What is cervical spondylosis?

 

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Cervical spondylosis is caused by chronic wear on the cervical spine. This includes the disks or cushions between the neck vertebrae and the joints between the bones of the cervical spine. There may be abnormal growths or "spurs" on the bones of the spine (vertebrae).

 

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These changes can, over time, press down on (compress) one or more of the nerve roots. In advanced cases, the spinal cord becomes involved. This can affect not just the arms, but the legs as well.

 

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Everyday wear and tear may start these changes. People who are very active at work or in sports may be more likely to have them.
The major risk factor is aging. By age 60, most women and men show signs of cervical spondylosis on x-ray.

 

Causes of cervical spondylosis

 

Everyday wear and tear may start these changes. People who are very active at work or in sports may be more likely to have them

The major risk factor is aging. By age 60, most women and men show signs of cervical spondylosis on x-ray. Other factors that can make a person more likely to develop spondylosis are:

1. Being overweight and not exercising
2. Having a job that requires heavy lifting or a lot of bending and twisting
3. Past neck injury (often several years before)
4. Past spine surgerye
5. Severe arthritis
6. Small fractures to the spine from osteoporosis

 

Treatment of cervical spondylosis

 

Even if your neck pain does not go away completely, or it gets more painful at times, learning to take care of your neck and back at home and prevent repeat episodes of your pain can help you avoid surgery.

Your doctor and other health professionals can help you manage your pain and keep you as active as possible

1. Your doctor may refer you for physical therapy. The physical therapist will help you reduce your pain using stretches. The therapist will show you how to do exercises that make your neck muscles stronger
2. You may also see a massage therapist, someone who performs acupuncture, or someone who does spinal manipulation (a chiropractor, osteopathic doctor, or physical therapist). Sometimes a few visits will help with neck pain.
3. Cold packs and heat therapy may help your pain during flare-ups.
4. Past spine surgerye
5. Severe arthritis
6. Small fractures to the spine from osteoporosis.

 

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