Cervical Spondylosis / Neck Pain
Cervical spondylosis is an age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in cervical spine and causes stiffness, discomfort in neck area. It is also called Neck pain. It is the sensation of discomfort in the neck area due to tightness of neck muscle.
A herniated (slipped) disk occurs when all or part of a disk in the spine is forced through a weakened part of the disk. This places pressure on nearby nerves.
- Spondylosis – degenerative arthritis and osteophytes
- Spinal stenosis – a narrowing of the spinal canal
- Spinal disc herniation – protruding or bulging discs, or if severe prolapse.
- Severe degeneration – usually as a result of past injuries or road traffic accidents.
- Stress – physical and emotional stresses
- Bad postures – many people fall asleep on sofas and chairs and wake with sore necks
- Prolong neck bending
- Minor injuries and falls – car accidents, sporting events and day to day minor injuries
- Referred pain – mostly from upper back problems
- Over-use – muscular strain is one of the most common causes.
- Occupational neck pain in white collar people
- Muscle spasm
- Loss of range of motion
- Tingling sensation
GOALS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY:
- Improves pain through advanced modalities.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Reduces spasm.
- Reduces tightness.
- Alignment correction through manual therapy
- Taping technique
- Laser therapy for instant pain relief