Backpain Overview

Cervical Spondylosis

A stressful day's work can give you some pain in your neck and back. Its very known fact that once we feel something wrong in our body we move to take the medicines and without a single thought gulp them down. You will do the same- either will take some pain killer available in your home or will drive down to the nearest medical store to pick something on the advice of the medicine store keeper. May I ask you to hold on and see what exactly is causing your pain.


Are you feeling the pain for some time like a week or so? Do you feel sudden pinch or a very sharp pain in the cervical area? And whats your age? If you are above 45 and have the above said symptoms I'm afraid to say that they are the symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis.


Yes, cervical spondylosis is a disorder that happens with age. This happens due to degeneration of the bones of the spine or the ribs. The spinal canal narrows down and causes the muscles or the nerves attaching to compress than normal size. And hence the mild pain starts and ends in severe dysfunction.


The general symptoms of cervical spondylosis are as follows:


1. Numbness or a feeling of weakness in the shoulders or in the arm area.

2. Neck pain and stiffness in the upright position.

3. Muscles spasm and popping sound near the neck.

4. Sometimes the pain moves to head.


If you feel any of the symptoms, make sure you pay visit to your doctor. He will carry out some X-rays, or MRIs and would inquire your physical history. A good medical practitioner will detect the symptoms from the physical symptoms appearing on your back. After it is confirmed that you have medical spondylosis, he would prescribe the various treatment methods to cure it. It will be on your part to follow them strictly if you want that the spondylosis goes away soon.