Cervical (neck), spondy (vertebra), -osis (condition)
Dubai, UAE – Cervical spondylosis can be considered a normal age-related process that occurs in the discs and joints of your spine. Very often the diagnosis of cervical spondylosis is an incidental finding on an MRI scan, commonly found in individuals over 55yrs but is often present in younger individuals without any symptoms and without the need for treatment.
Some patients will present with neck pain and stiffness, and occasionally with some irritation of the joints or nerves in the neck. The good news is that most incidences can be treated conservatively with a combination of manual therapy, exercises, and activity modification.
Osteopathic treatment may be able to help by improving the mobility of your muscles and joints. Treatment is aimed at improving the overall mechanics of your body in order to reduce the strain through your neck. Therefore your osteopath will direct treatment not just on your neck but also other areas such as your thoracic spine and shoulder girdle depending on your individual needs. Exercise is also an important factor in treating your symptoms and your osteopath will advise you on this.
Occasionally further investigation may be required if your neck pain is accompanied with other symptoms such as weakness or loss of dexterity in the hands, change in your walking gait or loss of sensation your hands for example.
Through a detailed history and examination, your osteopath will advise you on the best course of action. David Eakins can be reached at DavidE@upandrunningdubai.com. Injury worry? To book an appointment with Osteo David, Click HERE or use the Live Chat/Message feature on the web or Call 04 518 5400