Cervical spondylosis is the natural wear down of cartilage, discs, ligaments, and bones in the neck. It is also called cervical osteoarthritis, and the main symptoms are neck pain and stiffness. The first-to-be-tried approaches are physical therapy, heat and ice massage, wearing a soft collar, and taking anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant drugs. Steroid injections or surgery might be needed in severe cases, such as bone spurs, herniated disk, or pinched nerves.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have acute pain and inflammation behind the neck and shoulder as i work sitting infront of the computer for long hours. Tingling pain in the left-hand finger and pain in the middle back and sometimes lower back. I am male, 27 years old. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you must be suffering from cervical spondylitis with radiculopathy. This must have arose due to long time sitting posture or carrying a backpack. I suggest hot fomentation by hot water bag for 10 minutes with three sessions per day. Then, apply some local pain r... Read Full »