CERVICAL PAIN, SPONDYLOSIS, STIFF NECK
Symptoms: Symptoms are most severe in the morning and again at the end of the day. Stiff neck & Pain may be present at the base of the skull (side) including the inner side of the shoulder blade near the spine.
Tingling, numbness, and/or weakness in the arms, hands.
Lack of coordination and difficulty walking.Abnormal reflexes.
Headache that may originate in the neck.
Pain in the shoulder or arms.
Inability to fully turn the head or bend the neck, sometimes interfering with driving.
Grinding noise or sensation when the neck is turned.
The most common cause of cervical pain.
Muscle / tendon is twisted i.e. pulled or pushed awkwardly by wrong posture or accidently, this muscle / tendon goes into neuromuscular spasm.
Other Cause of Cervical Pain or Cervical Spondylosis.
Aging is the major factor for developing cervical osteoarthritis (cervical spondylosis). In most people older than age 50, the discs between the vertebrae become less spongy and provide less of a cushion. Bones and ligaments get thicker, encroaching on the space of the spinal canal.
Another factor might be a previous injury to the neck, Muscle / tendon is twisted i.e. pulled or pushed awkwardly by wrong posture or accidently, this muscle / tendon goes into neuromuscular spasm. People in certain occupations or who perform specific activities -- such as gymnasts or other athletes -- may put more stress on their necks.
Poor posture might also play a role in the development of spinal changes that result in cervical spondylosis.
Treatment by Dr. Ravi Mohali