Cervical spondylosis is the deformation of the joints in the vertebrae near the neck.
As people get older the effects of ageing can wear down bones and tissues that make up the spine. For example, the discs of the spine can dry out and shrink and the ligaments can stiffen. This wear and tear can then result in some degree of cervical spondylosis.
It is estimated that 9 out of 10 adults will have some degree of cervical spondylosis by the time they are 60, but many will not have any noticeable symptoms.
The most common symptoms of cervical spondylosis are neck pain, stiffness and headaches. More rarely, it can trap nerves in the neck, leading to:-
- Pain radiating from arms
- Numbness and tingling sensation in the arms and legs
- Loss of sensation in your hands and legs
- Loss of coordination and difficulty in walking
Conventional treatment for cervical spondylosis includes relieving pain using a combination of :
- medication, such as NSAID'S including ibuprofen.
- Regular exercise.
- Self care by supporting your neck by a firm pillow at night.
- In a some cases surgery may be required to remove or repair a damage section of cervical spine.
At Homeocare International, the treatment for symptoms due to cervical spondylosis aims to relieve pain and stop further damage to your nerves. In cases where there are mild to moderate changes in the cervical spine the cure is much faster and the recovery is very substantial. In advanced cases where multiple disc prolepses have occurred, the recovery will be slow and at times will be limited.
Homeopathy is primarily symptom based system of medicine, and the treatment is determined by once individual symptoms. For example a patient who is suffering from numbness in the arm along with neck pain would require a different medicine from the one who has vertigo with neck pain.
Along with medication we need to realize the importance of prevention of disease.
As we get more and more absorbed into modern lifestyle like house of working, prolonged driving, sitting in front of computer and television for hours together and sedentary lifestyle, leads to increased wear and tear in our neck muscles and spine. Thus lifestyle modifications are the first step in preventing the further degeneration and an early onset of cervical spondylosis