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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

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Cervical Spondylosis: An Overview

Cervical Spondylosis, or arthritis of the neck, is a collective term used to identify several age-related changes in the vertebral bones in the neck area. These changes are expected in almost 85% of the people above 60 years of age.

In Cervical Spondylosis, the soft disks between your vertebrae are compressed, causing them to dehydrate and shrink, forming bony spurs or projections along the edges of the bones. The condition is most often characterised by pain, discomfort and stiffness in the neck region.

Cervical Spondylosis significantly increases the risk of developing other issues like:

  • Cervical Myelopathy or constriction of the spinal cord in the neck region.
  • Cervical Radiculopathy or a pinched nerve in the neck region.

Spine 360 has the best spine surgeons in Bangalore for Cervical Spondylosis treatment. We offer medically proven non-surgical and surgical treatments to rectify this condition. We urge you to consult our specialists to gain respite from pain and prevent the further escalation of your cervical spondylosis condition.

Cervical Spondylosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Warnings

Risk factors and Causes

Although prolonged wear and tear of the neck bones and cartilage is the primary reason for cervical Spondylosis, the problem can also occur due to:
Age - normal part of aging – strongest risk factor
Occupation - Professions involving continuous, repetitive neck movements, abnormal posture, or increased overhead work put excess stress on your neck.
Injuries - Prior neck injuries increase the risk of developing cervical spondylosis.
Genetic and hereditary factors
Smoking - linked to accelerated degeneration
Prior cervical spine surgery


Most symptoms are mild in the form of neck pain, which subsides with physiotherapy or rest. However, some people develop progressive symptoms or features of Myelopathy (weakness, stiffness or numbness), which warrants surgical intervention. Some of the common symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis include:
  • Most of the time there may not be any symptoms
  • Progressive neck pain – dull ache, soreness or spasms
  • Limited range of neck movements, stiffness in the neck
  • Weakness, tingling, or numbness in one or both arms or legs
  • Bowel or bladder incontinence (control issues that may cause you to use the bathroom more)
  • Difficulty walking (unsteady gait – loss of balance)
  • Decreased functioning of hands – such as gripping objects or problems in writing or buttoning shirt etc
If you experience any of the above symptoms, or if your pain interferes with your daily activities, kindly consult your specialist at Spine 360 without further delay. Although the condition is commonly associated with ageing, we offer treatments to alleviate the pain and stiffness.
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Diagnostic Tests for Cervical Spondylosis

To diagnose Cervical Spondylosis accurately, our doctors may suggest:
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Non-Surgical Approaches For Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is treated initially with a trial of conservatively management:
Medications: for reducing pain and inflammation such as paracetamol, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen
Physiotherapy: use of heat or ice packs, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and massage along with muscle strengthening exercises. These treatments can relax tight muscles and ease pain or discomfort.
Percutaneous injection therapies
  • Local anaesthetic may be injected around the compressed nerve (transforaminal nerve sheath injection) – both diagnostic and therapeutic
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Facet joint injection – Significant pain relief and psychological benefit

Cervical Spondylosis Surgical Options at Spine 360

Surgery may be required in severe or unresponsive cases – to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, and to add stability to the spine. These include:
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