Cervical spondylosis, also known as neck arthritis or cervical osteoarthritis. It is commonly referred to degenerative disorder of cervical spine, where inter vertebral disc degenerates with changes with adjacent bones & ligaments, which slowly leads to formation of protruded structures at inter vertebral area can cause compromised spinal canal or inter vertebral foramen. The condition usually appears in men and women older than 40 years, and it progresses with age. Treatments can temporary reliefs the symptoms.
Symptoms: Pain and stiffness in the neck. The pain usually improves with rest or lying down.
Other symptoms are:
-Headaches & pain can refers to ear
-Vertigo & nausea
-Grinding or popping noise or sensation when you turn your neck
-Trouble walking, loss of balance, or weakness in the hands or legs
-Muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders refers to hand.
-In some cases, cervical spondylosis results in a narrowing of the space needed for the spinal cord or nerve roots. If this occurs, your symptoms may include numbness and weakness in the arms, hands, and fingers
-Can cause Loss of bladder or bowel control
– Plan Radiography of cervical spine shows reduced intervertebral space with bony protrusions.
-CT scan & MRI can be seen disordered anatomy.
-Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs & For spasms, a muscle relaxant.
-Physiotherapy treatment, exercise & rest
-Sometime surgery needed.