Cervical spondylosis is usually found in aging people who have Herniated Nucleus Pulposus. The spinal disc becomes narrow and loses its flexibility, resulting in unstable neck bones and bended bones. The upper and lower neck bones touch each other, forming calcification that presses neural roots. The patient may feel numb on the shoulders, arms and hands (typically on one of each arm or hand). The affected arm will be painful and weak and the neck will become stiff. In some severe cases, the patient may not be able to perform some complicated tasks that require hands such as writing and sewing.
The symptoms intensify when he/she raise his/her head up as the spaces between joints will be narrower in this position so the neurons will be crushed even more.
- Sitting in the same posture for a long time
- Regularly bending and spinning the head
- Aging more than 40 years
- Having an accident on the spine.
First of all, we will start with neck exercise to strengthen the muscle and reduce risks of nerve compression. Our physiotherapist may perform cervical traction and joint mobilization. Cervical spondylosis is a chronic disease resulting from our body deterioration so it cannot be completely cured. In some cervical spondylosis patients, they may not feel numb or pain at all.
Contact Rainbow Arokaya Holistic Longevity Center for more information.