Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

Medically Reviewed by Dr Sravya , MBBS, MS 


Neck pain due to various reasons and the most commonly seen age-relate condition is cervical spondylosis. About 85% of people over 60 are affect by it. An adult human being has 33 vertebrae, which are interconnect by vertebral discs and facet joints to form the vertebral column (spinal column, spine, or backbone). 

So, the vertebral disc is a complex structure made of fibrocartilage, which acts as a shock absorber when you run or walk. The spinal cord runs down inside and branches out through the opening of the vertebral column. So, the spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that connects different parts of the body to the brain. And the seven vertebrae in the neck region are call cervical vertebrae (C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, and C7).

Thus, spondylosis is a condition where there is degeneration of the discs and joints of the vertebral column, causing a reduction in space between the two adjacent vertebrae and leading to compression of a nerve emerging out of the spinal cord. When the seven vertebrae of the neck are involve, hence it is known as cervical spondylosis.

 Alternatively, it is known as arthritis (joint inflammation) of the neck, which is the age-relate slow degeneration of your discs and joints in the cervical spine. The cervical spine is surround by nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Here, let’s see in depth the signs, causes, and best treatments for cervical spondylosis.

Cervical spondylosis treatment
Best treatment for cervical spondylosis

What are the causes of cervical spondylosis?

The degenerative changes that occur in the spine as we age are a natural process. Therefore, most middle-age people have worn-out disks without any symptoms. And most middle-age people have worn-out disk without any symptoms. Because, the common reason for the symptoms of cervical spondylosis are following :

Who has a risk factor for cervical spondylosis?

Common signs and symptoms:

As you age, the years of natural wear and tear occur in the disk cause, you have certain symptoms progressively. The signs and symptoms begin when degeneration of the vertebral column causes compression on the nerve root emerging from the cord, which runs inside the vertebral column. Therefore, the commonly occurring symptoms are:

How do I diagnose cervical spondylosis?

Cervical Spondylosis Treatment Methods

You can’t prevent cervical spondylosis as it is an age-relate condition, but you can reduce the risk or decrease the symptoms by following. Such as proper posture, staying physically fit, and avoiding any neck injuries or trauma. If you have cervical spondylosis, talk to your specialist physician about the best combination of physical therapy and medications to alleviate the symptoms and treat cervical spondylosis