Cervical spondylosis

What is Cervical spondylosis?

Drying of fluids within cervical vertebraes causes the stiffness and pain of cervical areas and generally the treatments are nsaid and steroids.

Questions and answers on "Cervical spondylosis"

How does cervical spondylosis affect heart patient? The patient is 46 years old, male. He has undergone open heart surgery a few years ago. Recently he was suffering from pain in the neck and the chests. The X-ray showed that he has cervical spondylosis (C 5-6). But he also suffers from rapid breathing and palpitation even when walking up a flight of stairs (It wasn t so before). Can this be the result of the cervical spondylosis or is it due to the heart?

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hi! what are the symptoms of cervical spondylitis ...... My Dad has stiffness in shoulder joints , Neck , Left Hand and Palm and also in left leg. He also has swelling in his left hand and leg.......Loss of sphincter control and urinary incontinence occurs . Hope these all are the symptoms of Cervical Spondylitis.... How can it be cured now? What preventive measures he has to take? What all test you can prescribe for him?

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Cervical spondylitis can cause dizziness , pain and stiffness in the neck and arms but urinary incontinence can be due to other reasons

As he is having swelling in leg and arm you should not delay in consulting an orthopedic surgeon who will do certain tests like routine blood sugar and X...

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I have Cervical Spondylosis . Have experienced Radiculpathy and Myleopathy over several years ( numb hand etc.) Recently I ve had gurgling stomach/bloated stomach seemingly setting off anxiety/depression/ confused thinking. Could this be associated with my neck problem, and if so, what course of action would be recommended. Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hello,
You are suffering from cervical Spondylosis – due to abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae).
Usually surgery is not needed. Learn to take care of your neck and back.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Cold packs and heat therapy may help your...

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female, age 61, MRI: Cervical spondylosis with extensive bilateral foraminal stenosis causing impingment of the nerve roots more on left side compared to right; Osteophytic encroachment on the spinal canal with central acquitted spinal canal stenosis and encroachment on the spinal cord, without any detectable changes of myelopathy in the spinal cord.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

There are degenerative changes seen in the small bones of the neck spine. This is also causing pressure effects on the nerve roots which exit through small holes between these bones. Also there is pressure on the spinal cord posteriorly. The spinal cord remains safe...

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Hello Doctor, I had been suffering from bouts of giddiness from time to time. I was asked to get an XRay of my cervical done and I have been detected with loss of cervical lordosis . Can you tell me how serious a problem is loss of cervical lordosis. and also my post sugar test is 80

doctor1 MD

Hi,
From history it seems that you might be having cervical spondilitis.
Due to degenerative changes in spines there might be loss of normal curvature.
Nothing is serious, this isjust osteoartheritis changes.
Go for physiotherapy and short way diathermy.
You have got tendency of having low sugar....

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I have by chance came to know that a very small syrinx is present at c4 /c5 level, when i have gone for cervical spine mri to see the cervical spondylosis changes by the orthpaedic. Until that time i have never experienced any symptoms .Please see the enclosed images and advise me Sir.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the query.

From the MRI (Magnetic Resonant Imaging) images, based on the morphology it looks to me more like a cyst rather than a syrinx.
However it is difficult at times to differentiate based on the finding on the plain scan. Rarely in cervical spondylosis, can flexion and...

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A small syrinx at C4 and C5 level
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CASE HISTORY

P V SOMAYJULU Age 69

Had IHD in the year 1977 (T wave inversion in V1 to V6) No complications since then
Had mild Hypertension in the year 1980 (under control)
Had prediabetes in the year 2010 (IFG) (under control)
Had subclinical hypothyroidsm in 2011
Mild prostatomegaly in 2012

Medicines now being used
Heart * (from the year 1977)

STAMLO BETA 50 MG 1 Tab a day ( Initally Inderal( 77-81), then
Aten 50 and stamlo 5 mg (81-2006) and then
Stamlobeta 50 mg (2006 to date)
ISMO 10 MG One tab Twice a day Since 1996
Tg Tor 50 MG One tab Once a day after dinner since 1996
ASA 50 MG One tab a day after dinner since 1991
Type II diabets
GLYCOMET 250 MG 1/2 Tab twice a day since Oct’ 2010
Sub clinical Hypothyroidism
THYRONORM 50 MCG One tab once a day since July’2011
Prostin 2 tabs (Homeo) twice a day since Oct’2011
recently undergone MRI cervical spine, for cervical spondylosis. In that the doctor observed a small syrinx at C4 and C5 level in the size of a small rice grain.He asked me to undergo a contrast mri to see if it is a cyst or tumor. I used to have burning sensation in ribs , hands and legs even in the year 1976 when i have taken pain killer, it subsided. I feel this cyst must have been there even from that time. As such can i wait for 3 more months and go for another mri or shall i simply forget this as this asymptomatic

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the query.

Regarding the presence of syrinx at the level of C5-C6, possibilities could be related to cervical spondylosis (myelomalacia), undiagnosed syrinx since birth and rarely tumors. However, tumors in this region are rare in this age group.

As you are asymptomatic, a...

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my head that keeps happening intermittingly through out the day?

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Hi-----I have been suffering from cervical spondylosis since 15 years and also a hypertensive patient since 20 years or so---in winter times my neck region shows some mild tightness and alos my BP goes up in spite of 4 different types of antihypertensive drugs--i am 66 now . I read an article of close link between CS and sympathetic nerve system routed essential hypertension which can be cured by some suregry of the neck c1--c6 kind---and alos can be free from any hypertensive drugs---may be I can do with some exercise as well.Can you pl enlighten me about this topic and the experience of solved cases ???and if so how can go about solving my case.

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I HAVE A BUZZING OR A RINGING SOUND IN MY EARS, FOR ALMOST ONE YEAR. EVERTHING IS NEGATIVE IN MY MRI, ACCORDING TO MY DOCTOR AGING PROCESS. I ALSO HAVE MY CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS, THATS THE REASON I WANT TO TAKE NAFARIN, IS IT SAFE TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE EVEN WITH RINGING SOUND AND GASTRITIS?

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Hi have had recurrent dizziness for well over a year, very sudden, lasts only about 10 -30 seconds, big problem is always feel very nauseas for hours after, completely out of it like I am drunk. Have otosclerosis and tinnitus is now normal for me and cervical spondylosis, neck is constantly cracking. Am worried may be possibility of having stroke. Seen Doc, done heart tests, all ok. Feel a nuisance keep going back.

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