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Spine Conditions

CERVICAL SPINE

Non Surgical Cervical Disc Prolapse, Herniation, Cervical Spondylosis, Cervical Compressive Myelopathy, Cervical Vertebral Subluxation, Cervical Radiculopathy Treatment

The cervical spine in your neck comprises of seven bones called vertebrae, which are separated by discs filled with a cushioning gel-like substance. Your cervical discs both stabilize your neck and allow it to turn smoothly from side to side and bend forward to back. The Vertebrae C3- C7 is designed for movement. Most of the actions like looking down, up, side bending, rotation occurs in these areas of the cervical spine.

Conditions affecting Cervical Spine

Cervical disc herniation (disc bulging/ruptured disc) is a common disorder of the spine that can lead to neck and/or arm pain. The herniated disc or displaced disc can compress a nerve exiting the spine (branch of the spinal cord), the spinal cord itself or both. Cervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck and upper body pain. Pain may feel dull or sharp in the neck, between the shoulder blades, and may radiate (travel) downward into the arms, hands and fingers. Sensations of numbness and tingling are typical symptoms, and some patients report muscle spasms. Certain positions and movement can aggravate and intensify pain. Common levels of disc bulge occurs in C3-C4, C4-C5 C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels.

Causes For The Above Conditions.

  • Degeneration, arthritic changes, or general wear and tear over time.

  • Extension / backward motions can produce compression on the facet joints, which may lead to degenerative, and eventual arthritic changes.

  • Sudden fall or trauma, like a motor vehicle accident, can result in facet joint irritation, inducing wear and tear on joints.

  • Genetic factors.

  • Repetitive stress injuries, like lifting or carrying heavy loads, can cause facet joint irritation and degenerative joint disease.

  • Sports injuries

  • Job Related - Bad posture, sitting for long hours

  • overuse of cell phones.

  • Frequent Two Wheeler Riding.

Symptoms For The Above Conditions.

Symptoms can vary from mild to severe cases

  • Pain in the neck to the shoulder blade and arm.

  • Muscle spasm and changes in posture in response to the injury.

  • Numbness, tingling, or sharp pains in their arms, hands, or fingers.

  • Loss of motion like the inability to bend backward, sideways to the effected side, or turn the head, in addition to poor tolerance for sitting

  • Sitting, turning the head or looking overhead can be difficult if the degeneration is severe.

  • Loss of the normal cervical curvature

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