Cervical spondylosis means age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck. As the disks dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop, including bony projections along the edges of bones (bone spurs). Cervical spondylosis is very common in majority of indiviuals and it worsens with age.
• Pain –tingling in nature
• Neck pain
• Shoulder pain
• Shoulder pain
• Muscle tightness: the muscles covering the regions like back of neck, shoulder, side of neck will be stiff and painful.
• Referred pain
Diagnosis & Treatment:
The Doctor does and in detailed Assessment of the patient on the basis of current symtoms and past history. They conduct Physical test like Special Test Neck Compression Test (Spurling’s Test) – This test is done by the doctor to confirm the presence of cervical spondylosis. The test is done while you are sitting on a chair, and the doctor extends your neck,turns and rotates the neck to the side where pain is present and he will carefully compresses your head by pressing gently. This may cause pain and sometimes giddiness if you have cervical spondylosis.
Spondylosis physiotherapy is often recommended to patients for chronic
back and or neck pain for the muscle strengthening and
stretching.Physiotherapist suggest a Combination Therapy Spinal
Goals of the Treatment is to Reduce nerve compression,restore the level of function you had before the injury,Limit loss of function,Prevent injury or more damage to other structures,Reduce pain and Prevent complications.