Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disc in your neck. As the discs dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop
How come this condition called cervical spondylosis is becoming prevalent? In a workshop conducted for the knights and ladies of St. Mulumba of the Archangel Catholic Church, Satellite Town, Lagos on September 8, 2018, under the auspices of Back Pain Care Foundation, in partnership with Omega Physiotherapy & Back Pain Care Clinics, Lagos, there were so much complaints of cervical spondylosis among the participants. Questions asked were numerous and at the end of the day satisfactory answers were furnished.
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What is this Cervical spondylosis? Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disc in your neck. As the discs dehydrate (i.e. lack fluid) and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop, including bony projections along the edges of bones (bone spurs).
Cervical spondylosis is very common and worsens with age. More than 85 percent of people older than age 60 are affected by cervical spondylosis.
Cervical spondylosis is debilitating health condition that frequently impacts not only on victim’s sleep but also other aspects of victims life. Acute neck pain in most cases will metamorphose to cervical spondylosis for reasons such as these: if the acute neck pain was initially ignored, neglected or improperly treated. Yes, you may have been on drugs for your neck pain but to no avail. Be informed that you were unwittingly, likely delaying the evil days. Every person suffering this cervical spondylosis must have had acute pain at an earlier time and may have been taking some pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs even steroids, which may be masking the pain until such a time it may no longer be able to withstand the persistent surge of the pain. This time, the spread of the pain has become progressive (i.e. the pain is no longer localised only at the neck but spreads to either the shoulders, the jaw muscles, the front muscles of the neck, to area above the breasts or even ascending the scalp from back of the head).
When chronic neck pain interferes with your sleep, it is important to find the right way to treat it. Untreated pain can have a serious effect on your sleep, interfering even with everything you do. In addition to limiting your ability to do daily life activities, it can go a long way to interfere with the healing process by impacting the immune system.
Believe it or not, chronic neck pain can seriously interfere with your sleep. Without mincing words, chronic neck pain of mechanical origin, can be a monster and real nuisance to sleep.
Chronic neck pain, however, is an ongoing problem and is more likely to be caused by an issue with either the spinal discs or in the joints of the cervical spine.
Whether your pain is the result of a neck injury or another health condition, working with a skilled physiotherapist will help eliminate the pain dramatically or diminish the severity of your pain and improve the quality of your life.
The Back Pain Care Foundation, in its aggressive campaign to bring succor to as many victims of back pain as possible, has slated October 12-13, 2018 to conduct a two-day free intervention physiotherapy care for victims of neck pain, mid back pain. The event shall take place at Omega physiotherapy & back pain care centre, #9 Ohafia Road, phase 3, Kubwa, FCT. To confirm the dates, you may call the following lines:08033299222, 08056176417, 09095790810. For those who would want to invite us for seminars, capacity building workshops on this stubborn universal health problem, we are still open to invitation, free of charge.