Cervical spondylitis and spondylosis are two different terms but are commonly used in place of each other. They produce similar symptoms and have similar causes. Cervical spondylosis/spondylitis is a disorder caused by over - use, Mis - use or less use of the structures in the neck (cervical). Due to this the ligaments, bones, cartilages, nerves, discs and muscles of the neck change their shape and strength. Bones become weak, irregular and develop spurs (osteophytes).
Discs and muscles loose their flexibility and can pressurise the nerve. In our daily life there are lot of reasons which can cause or trigger cervical spondylitis. These are: Wrong posture, Long drives, Using high / hard pillow while sleeping, Wearing heavy ornaments, Wrong Breastfeeding posture, Using computer for over 30 mins at a stretch Over use of mobile phones causes muscular imbalance in the shoulder joint and can lead to cervical spondylitis. Trauma or injury in the neck Frozen shoulder can also cause neck pain Cold temperatures Hyperacidity directly triggers neck pain Stress Heavy breasts Lack of vitamin D and calcium Faulty diet Muscular imbalance (like using computer on the same side on your desk for many years).
Other than these reasons slip disc / disc bulge / herniation or prolapse, Fibromyalgia and Arthritis of the facet joints can also be the reason of neck pain. By the age of 60, most men and women show changes of cervical spondylosis in X-rays. Symptoms Neck pain (may radiate to the arms or shoulder), Loss of sensation or abnormal sensations in the shoulders, arms, or legs (not often), Weakness and pain in the arms, Loss of grip Stiffness in neck that progressively worsens, Loss of balance, Headaches, particularly in the back of the head Sensation of vomiting Heavyness in eyes Drowsiness.At our Kendra, Holistic treatments like yogtherapy, acupuncture, massage-steam, counselling help patient to get back to normal life. Even patient can recover completely depending on the condition of the illness.
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