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2016-09-29 06:00


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What is cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis is a disorder caused by abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck with degeneration and mineral deposits in the cushions between the vertebrae.

The bones of the neck are called cervical vertebrae. The cushions between the vertebrae are called cervical disks. The abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck can gradually compress one or more of the nerve roots. When the nerve roots are compressed, pain in the neck and arm, weakness and changes in sensation will occur. In advanced cases of cervical spondylosis, the spinal cord may be become compressed.

If the spinal cord becomes compressed, the pain, weakness and changes in sensation will also occur in the legs. Cervical spondylosis is also called cervical osteoarthritis.

What causes cervical spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis is caused by chronic degeneration of the cervical spine, the cushions between the neck vertebrae and joints between the bones of the cervical spine. A previous neck injury can predispose a person to cervical spondylosis.

What are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis?

Pain and stiffness in the neck that progressively worsen, loss of sensation or abnormal sensations of the shoulders and arms, weakness of the arms and legs, muscle spasm, loss of balance or giddiness, headaches, irritability, fatique and sleepiness as well as numbness, pins and needles may occur in part of the arm or hand.

Can cervical spondylosis be treated?

Yes it can be treated. Treatment is aimed at treating the root cause and relieving pain and preventing permanent spinal cord and nerve root injury.

Treatment includes, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, cupping and proper rest.

With the increase in the number of professionals who sit for hours doing desk work or in front of the computer and call centre jobs sitting in one posture, the number of people suffering with cervical spondylosis is on the rise. So if you are suffering from cervical spondylosis help is just a phone call away.

To book an appointment with the doctors of Chinese Medicine contact:

Dr Meena Kasim at Holistic Wellness Centre on 032 9442761 or 082 786 4127.

The centre is situated at Shop 13B, Tongaat City (Nu Shop Arcade), 293 Main Road, Tongaat.


Branches: Stanger, Overport, Chatsworth

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