Cervical Spondylosis / Neck Pain

Neck pain is the sensation of discomfort in the neck area due to tightness of neck muscle.

Neck-Pain

TYPES:

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.

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CAUSES:

Neck-Pain-Causes

  • 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

SYMPTOMS:

  • Muscle spasm
  • Stiffness
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Giddiness
  • Headache

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
  • Reflexology