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Suffering due to Cervical Spondylosis? THESE Home Remedies can help you

New Delhi: Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal cord in your neck. As the cord dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop, including bony projections along the edges of bones. Young adulthood is a sensitive period of life where development of musculoskeletal neck pain may be established […]

Edited By : Prateek Gautam | Updated: Jul 10, 2023 18:05 IST
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New Delhi: Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal cord in your neck. As the cord dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop, including bony projections along the edges of bones.

Young adulthood is a sensitive period of life where development of musculoskeletal neck pain may be established and impact future health.

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The major risk factor is aging. By age 60, most people show signs of cervical spondylosis on x-ray. Other factors that can make someone more likely to develop spondylosis are:

  • Being overweight and not exercising
  • Having a job that requires heavy lifting or a lot of bending and twisting
  • Past neck and spine injury
  • Ruptured or slipped disk

Symptoms

Symptoms often develop slowly over time. But they may start or get worse suddenly. The pain may be mild, or it can be deep and so severe that you are unable to move.

You may feel the pain over the shoulder blade. It may spread to the upper arm, forearm, or fingers (in rare cases).

The pain may get worse:

  • After standing or sitting
  • At night
  • When you sneeze, cough, or laugh
  • When you bend the neck backward or twist your neck or walk more than a few yards or more than a few meters.

How to get relief in Cervical Spondylosis

It’s important to rule out injuries and infections. Always ask for professional medical advice before trying approaches on your own.

Apply heat or ice:

Ice can help reduce inflammation and swelling by lowering blood flow to an area. Heat does the opposite, stimulating blood flow. Both ice and heat can work together to help soothe a strained or torn muscle, and give it time to heal. They can provide timely pain relief for an overworked spot on your body, such as the neck.

Limit physical activity that bothers your neck:

If your neck stiffness and pain started after doing a physical activity, you should limit that activity until the stiffness resolves. These physical activities could include activities done either as part of your job or as recreational exercise.

Regular Exercise:

One of the major causes of cervical spondylosis is lack of regular exercise. Therefore, you can reduce pain and stiffness around your neck and shoulders by incorporating regular physical exercise into your lifestyle, like walking and swimming.

Garlic:

Garlic gives good results when it comes to cervical spondylosis symptoms. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties help treat pain, swelling and inflammation in the neck and surrounding areas.

Turmeric:

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is another popular remedy for cervical spondylosis. In addition, turmeric increases blood circulation, which helps reduce muscle stiffness and pain. Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of milk, mix with honey. Drink it 2 times daily.

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First published on: Jul 10, 2023 03:24 PM IST

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