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Cervical spondylosis

Treat Your Cervical Spondylosis with Chiropractic Treatment

Cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis occurs as an effect of the age-related breakdown of spinal discs in the cervical spine. According to the health research center, more than 85 percent of seniors (above 60) suffer from it.

Symptoms

Most of the time, people don’t notice any significant symptoms of this problem. But when the symptoms appear, they can range from mild to severe and may develop slowly or arise suddenly.

The symptoms of cervical spondylosis include:

  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Headache
  • Pain in the arms or shoulder
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Inability to turn the head or neck completely
  • Grinding noise or sensation while rotating the neck

Symptoms of cervical spondylosis usually get better with rest. They are more noticeable first thing in the morning and again towards the end of the day.

 

Cervical osteoarthritis causes

  • Bone spurs
  • Dehydrated spinal disks
  • Herniated disks
  • Injuries

 

Risk factors

Apart from age, there are some other risk factors that may increase the chance of developing cervical spondylitis. These include:

  • Lack of exercise and obesity
  • Previous neck or spinal injuries
  • Previous neck or spinal surgery
  • Severe arthritis
  • A slipped disc
  • Repeatedly carrying heavy weights

 

When to see a doctor

If you have the unexpected onset of numbness or a twinge in the shoulder, arms, or legs or if you lose the ability to control your bowel or bladder, talk with your doctor.

Your doctor may suggest Physical Therapy, Medications, or Cervical Spinal Manipulation.

Central Street Chiropractic clinic has many years of experience with Cervical Spinal Manipulation in Lowell, TN. Dr. Paul Daigle, with over 25 years chiropractic experience, can help with pains in the neck, the arm, upper back, and headaches. Central Street Chiropractic can help restore normal function to your head and neck with the latest chiropractic neck adjustment techniques.  Call today to set an appointment feel better now:  978-441-0600.

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