Cervical Pain Symptoms | Causes Of Cervical Pain - JIPSI

Cervical Pain Symptoms | Causes Of Cervical Pain - JIPSI

Do you know about two-thirds of the population have cervical pain at some time in their lives and the prevalence is highest in middle age?

Wearing-down of the spine probably starts in your 30s.

Nearly 90% of adults by the age of 60 develop cervical pain. Problems related to neck pain are very much prevalent these days mostly among young professionals having desk jobs. This can be due to the result of sitting long hours in front of computer screens in bad posture which causes neck strains.

Let us know about Cervical pain in much detail through our best physiotherapist in India at JIPSI.  Let's explore what are the most common symptoms of cervical pain, treatments and causes!

What is Cervical Pain?

A degenerative condition that affects your neck is called cervical pain which requires chronic pain management. Cushioning is often provided by soft discs between your vertebrae, and the bones in your spine. These discs are squeezed in cervical spondylosis.

When this occurs, the cartilage that lines the vertebrae where they meet the disc might erode. Your vertebrae may start to grow spurs where they rub together if this protecting cartilage is lost. There may be less room for spinal cord-attached nerves to travel through the vertebrae on their journey out of the spine.

Symptoms Of Cervical Pain

The following are some symptoms of cervical pain:

  • Neck discomfort and stiffness.
  • Neck pain that might be the source of a headache.
  • Pain in the arms or shoulders.
  • Inability to fully turn the head or flex the neck.
  • When the neck is rotated, a grinding sound or sensation is felt.

Vertigo, headaches, palpitations, nausea, discomfort in your belly or GI system, tinnitus, impaired vision, and memory issues are some of the less usual or "atypical" symptoms (hypomnesia).

Studies have also shown a connection between high blood pressure and persistent neck discomfort, which can result from conditions like spondylosis or Cervical pain.

With rest, cervical pain symptoms often go better. The morning and the end of the day are when symptoms are the worst.

Cervical stenosis, which is a complication of cervical pain, can place pressure on the spinal cord and cause cervical myelopathy. The following are signs of cervical spondylosis with myelopathy:

  • Arms, hands, legs, or feet tingling, numb, and/or weakness.
  • Walking difficulties and a lack of coordination.
  • Irregular reflexes.
  • Spasms of muscles.
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control (incontinence)

Cervical radiculopathy, which occurs when bone spurs push on nerves as they leave the bones of the spinal column, is another potential side effect of cervical pain. The most frequent symptom is pain that travels down both arms or just one.

What Are The Main Causes Of Cervical Pain?

Due to years of typical wear and strain, your spine alters as you age. Your vertebral discs begin to deteriorate about middle age. Some causes of cervical pain are:

  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a chronic, deteriorating disorder that affects your joints' cartilage (wears down with time). Cartilage deteriorates more quickly with osteoarthritis than it would otherwise.
  • Bone spurs: A typical bone growth appears around the margins of vertebrae when the cartilage in the joints between the vertebrae in your spine begins to deteriorate and bone tissue rubs up against other bone tissue. These enlargements, also known as osteophytes or bone spurs, are typical as you age. They frequently have no symptoms.
  • Degeneration: Your neck's spinal discs can gradually deteriorate (degenerate). The discs get thinner with time, and the soft tissue loses some of its flexibility. It's natural for your discs to collapse or settle if you or your parents are a little shorter than you were when you were younger.

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  • A well-qualified best physiotherapist in India, a committed Pain management expert and Anaesthesiologist engaged in total patient care and comfort during medical operations, including pre-op and post-op treatment and pain management.
  • Special interest and expertise in Pain Medicine, Chronic Pain Management and in Regional Anaesthesia (Ultrasound-guided Nerve blocks) and various Interventional Pain management procedures.
  • Treated 1000+ patients suffering from Cervical Pain with promising results to recover the ailment.

Treatments

  • Injection therapy: The afflicted region of the spine can get an injection of steroids. Short-term relief from your symptoms may be possible with injection medicines. Three steroid injection techniques are often used:
    • Cervical epidural block: A steroid and anaesthetic injection might be used to relieve neck or arm discomfort brought on by cervical disc herniation. The epidural space, or area close to the spinal cord's sheath, is where the injection is administered.
    • Cervical facet joint block: A tiny joint at the damaged cervical spine segments is injected with a steroid and anaesthetic.
  • Soft collar or brace: Our doctors at JIPSI could advise you to wear a soft collar or brace for a brief period of time. This might restrict neck motion and promote rest and recovery for sore muscles. Long-term brace use can cause muscular atrophy (wasting away). Use a collar only when directed to do so by a doctor.
  • Ice, heat and massage: You can reduce your discomfort by using ice, heat, and massage. To determine which relieves pain and suffering the most, you'll need to run your own experiment. Use heat or ice numerous times throughout the day, usually for no longer than 20 minutes at a time. Another choice that some patients could test out is massage.

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