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Symptoms Of Cervical Spondylitis
Neck pain: "cervical" refers to the neck. "spondyl-" refers to the spine. "-itis" means inflammation. Cervical spondylitis includes any number of disorders that cause inflammation of the cervical spine (neck) creating stiffness and pain. This includes muscle sprain or strain, arthritis (also known as spondylosis or facet arthropathy), inflammation of the disks (discitis or degenerative disc disease, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The one you like: There is no best mattress for cervical spondylitis. The type of mattress depends more on how you sleep, generally softer for side sleepers, firmer for back and stomach sleepers. More important for neck pain is a proper pillow. Generally a thicker pillow for side sleepers to keep your spine in a neutral position. You need to try them out and see what feels best. ...Read more
Conservative: Treament with NSAIDs if no contraindication to this (like ulcer history, etc.), Physical therapy, home exercises that you learn at therapy.That is only if the cervical spondylosis/spondylitis is causing you any sypmtoms. Pay attention to proper body mechanics. Stay away from tobacco, keep a healthy weight. Most people don't have symptoms from spondylosis, which starts during our 2nd decade. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Cervical spondylitis refers to inflammation of the joints in the cervical spine. This is often manifest by pain. The question is what is the cause of this? A common cause is ankylosing sponydylitis an inflammatory process that affects other parts of the body. Another cause is degenerative or 'wear and tear'. If the spondylitis is severe and there is nerve root impingements surgery may be needed. ...Read more
There can be in : Terms of what is known as valsalva maneuver. Severe degenenerative changes or spondylosis can lead to narrowed spinal canal termed spinal stenosis & when you cough, sneeze or bear down the spinal fluid within the dural or nerve sac expands within the canal temporarily due to a backup caused by this action that can cause pain. Also the motion of the head & neck moving can cause pain with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: Treatment is based on symptoms, neurological exam, as well as radiographic findings. Pure neck pain is generally treated conservatively. The presence of nerve root or spinal cord compression is important to consider as well as symptoms of weakness and/or numbness which could change the type of treatment. This all needs to be discussed with his doctor. If minimal symptoms, no treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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