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What is Cervical Spondylosis?

A condition in which the neck bones (cervical spine) become damaged due to wear and tear. Risk factors include long periods of desk work and driving, previous neck injuries, and aging.

Typical Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis

  • Fatigue that is worst in the morning

  • Neck pain worse when tilting the head towards the shoulder

  • Headache worsens after long hours of desk work

  • Numbness in the region from shoulder to elbow

  • Back pain worse with exercise

  • Headache worsens with emotional stress

  • Numbness anywhere from the elbow to the wrist

  • Neck pain that gets worse when looking up

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Cervical Spondylosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you feel more tired in the morning?

  • Does your neck pain worsen when tilting head towards shoulder?

  • Does your headache get worse after long hours at your desk?

  • Do you have numbness from shoulder to elbow?

  • Does your back pain worsen after exercising?

Treatmentof Cervical Spondylosis

Treatment aims to relieve pain and strengthen the surrounding muscles and posture. This can be achieved through lifestyle changes like exercise, improved posture, physical therapy, or warm compresses. Medications such as painkillers and muscle relaxants can also help. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

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References

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    https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMra2003558

  • Reddy RS, Tedla JS, Dixit S, Abohashrh M. Cervical proprioception and its relationship with neck pain intensity in subjects with cervical spondylosis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Oct 15;20(1):447. doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-2846-z. PMID: 31615495; PMCID: PMC6794723.

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  • Jitin B. Cervical Spondylosis and Atypical Symptoms. Neurol India. 2021 May-Jun;69(3):602-603. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.319240. PMID: 34169850.

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  • Zuo G, Gao TC, Xue BH, Gu CC, Yan YT, Zhang YW, Liu RJ, Du SQ. Assessment of the efficacy of acupuncture and chiropractic on treating Cervical spondylosis radiculopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Nov;98(48):e17974. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017974. PMID: 31770206; PMCID: PMC6890346.

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD (Orthopedics)

Dr. Hamahata graduated from the Jikei University of Medical Science. After working at Asanokawa General Hospital and Kosei Chuo Hospital, he joined the Department of Orthopedics at Asakusa Hospital in April 2021, specializing in general orthopedics and joint replacement surgery.

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