Chiropractic Care for Cervical Spondylosis

by Administrator 7. February 2010 10:05

Cervical Spondylosis is the chronic degeneration of the vertebrae of the neck. It is also known as the cervical osteoarthritis. It mainly affects the vertebral body and the intervertebral disc. The degenerative changes causes formation of the spurs on the vertebral body and the intervertebral disc shrinks. This causes pressure on the nerves emerging from the spine.

Causes of Cervical Spondylosis

  • Age
  • Trauma to the cervical spine
  • Genetic susceptibility
  • Repetitive stain to the neck
  • Carrying loads on head

Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis

  • Pain in the neck, shoulder and head
  • Muscle spasm
  • Referred pain to the arm
  • Weakness of the muscles of the neck and arm
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Tingling sensation in the arm and hands ( Parasthesia)

Diagnosis

  • Diagnosis is mainly done based on
  • Clinical examination
  • Imaging ( X-ray, MRI)

Chiropractic Care for Cervical Spondylosis

  • Physical examination to determine the restricted joint motion, tenderness, triggers points and muscle spasm
  • Manual Stretching of the neck to relax the neck muscles by chiropractor
  • Ultrasound to relieve muscle spasm and stiffness
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Manipulation of the neck
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises of the neck and shoulder muscles
  • Mobilization and range of motion exercises
  • Advice on lifestyle modifications like regular exercises at home, use of supportive neck cuff and ways to reduce the strain on the neck.

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