Get Best Cervical Spondyosis Treatment in Chennai

Cervical spondylosis is arthritis of the neck joints, happens because of the wear-and-tear changes that occur over time in spine. It is extremely common. More than 50 percent of people above the age of 60 are affected. It will causes pain and stiffness in the neck. In most patients, cervical spondylosis responds well to conservative treatment that includes medication and physical therapy.

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression) happens in neck when the spinal cord is compressed due to the wear-and-tear changes/ disc prolapse that occur in the spine.

Symptoms

Normally symptoms develop slowly and progress steadily over several years.

  • Tingling or numbness in the arms, fingers, or hands
  • Weakness in the muscles of the arms, shoulders, or hands.
  • Difficulty in grasping and holding on to items.
  • Imbalance during walking. (Difficulty in walking/ Drunkard gait).
  • Loss of fine motor skills (Difficulty with handwriting, buttoning your clothes, picking up coins, or eating with hands)
  • Pain or stiffness in the neck.

Treatment options:

If the patient reaches out to a spine specialist with in 6 weeks. Plan of management will be conservative. But if the patient has neurological symptoms such as numbness, weakness, loss of power etc. then we may need to plan for surgery. List of surgeries provided are

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Posterior cervical decompression and fusion
  • Occipito-cervical fusion
  • C1 C2 fixation

Surgical plan varies depending on the location of the spinal cord compression.

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