Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
The conservative management of cervical spondylosis
with radicular pains in upper limbs
is as follows -
Rest: A soft cervical collar
is advisable. It should not be used for more than a week or two as it may worsen the condition with prolonged usage.
are needed in the acute phase. Once acute pain subsides, muscle relaxants are necessary to relieve the spasm.
Cervical traction: may enlarge the disc space, permitting the prolapse to subside. Intermittent cervical traction for not more than 30 minutes at a time. Weight upto 8kg can be added.
Physiotherapy: Once the acute phase of pain has subsided, Isometric strengthening exercises of the paravertebral muscles are started. Moist heat can be useful
Epidural steroids: are useful for patients with severe radicular pains in the limbs
Hope this information is helpful. Good day