Killeen Chiropractic Treatment For Cervical Spondylosis

by Administrator 11. February 2014 13:01

Also called cervical osteoarthritis, Cervical Spondylosis is a serious medical condition associated with bones, discs and joints of the neck. Although, this condition is usually found in middle-aged and elderly people, but according to the chiropractors in Killeen, everyone is susceptible to Cervical Spondylosis. Read on to know the causes, symptoms and chiropractic treatment for Cervical Spondylosis.

Causes: Listed below are a few common causes and risk factors of Cervical Spondylosis:

  • Aging: Old people are more prone to developing this condition because of their weaker neck joints and tendons.
  • Dehydrated disks: Another common cause of cervical Spondyloisis is the dehydrated disks. Drying out and shrinking of the spinal disk encourage the constant rubbing of the bones between the vertebrae. This further leads to Cervical Spondylosis.
  • Herniated disks: There is growing evidence suggesting the association between the herniated disks and Cervical Spondylosis. Apparently, people with herniated disk are more susceptible to developing this condition.
  • Bone spurs: Some researches reveal that formation of bone spurs may also result in Cervical Spondylosis.
  • Stiff ligaments: Tight ligaments may reduce the flexibility of neck which may further lead to this condition.
  • Activities: Physical activities involving stress on the neck may also lead to Cervical Spondylosis.
  • Genetic factors: It has been medically proven that people with a family history of Cervical Spondylosis may also develop this condition later in life.
  • Neck injuries: Unhealed neck injuries may also trigger the progression of Cervical Spondylosis.
  • Other: Other causes of this condition include obesity, arthritis, lack of exercising, etc.

Symptoms: Given below are a few common early and late symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis:

  • Intense pain in the neck
  • Pain when the neck is moved
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Increased pain when you sneeze or cough
  • Loss of balance
  • Limited range of motion
  • Severe pain in the neck at night
  • Loss of bowel control

Treatment: If left untreated, Cervical Spondylosis may have major consequences. We at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness aim at providing you with highly effective chiropractic treatment for Cervical Spondylosis. Some of the treatments offered to treat Cervical Spondylosis include:

  • Spinal manipulation: During spinal manipulation, the ice/heat therapy, spinal adjustments and ultrasound massage are provided to the patients.
  • Lifestyle Modification: Our chiropractor also provides the patients with a diet plan to lose weight and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

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