Monday, April 22, 2013

Early Signs of Cervical Spondylosis

People are often misguided when they are experiencing early signs of Cervical Spondylosis. In almost all occasions, these signs are not given much attention at all. People do not realize that these symptoms may be pointing out to a more serious condition.

Cervical Spondylosis is known as an age-related disease that is more visible in men than women. However, the development of this condition had already been seen in some population as early as the age of twenty (20). The early development of this disease goes to show that genetics and old age are not the only contributing factors for acquiring the condition.

One of the earliest signs of Cervical Spondylosis is a persistent pain felt in the neck area. The pain can be described as dull and sometimes sharp and stabbing. Most of the time, the pain when slouching and doing other activities that involves applying pressure at the neck area and the back. Stiffness is also felt early in the morning where you might be uncomfortable with neck rotation.

Headaches, which are localized at the back of the head are also common with this degenerative disease. The pain may be excruciating and can even radiate to your neck, shoulders and down to your arms. Over-the-counter drugs can relieve the pain; however, it frequently returns after the medication is worn out at a rate of one occurrence every 10 days.

Upon assessing the medical history, patients who are currently developing Cervical Spondylosis is most likely to complain of burning sensation in the eyes. Blurred vision also occurs as an effect of the eyes strain. A ringing sound or tinnitus may also be related to the blurred vision.

As Cervical Spondylosis progress, weakness in the arms and the lower extremities are some symptoms to take note. In advanced cases of the disease, loss of balance and pain while walking can be a big problem. Risk of falls might increase due to this symptom.

One of the preventive measures to avoid Cervical Spondylosis is by consulting your doctor as soon as these early signs and symptoms are observed. Do not let the condition get at its worse before deciding to finally see your physician. Exercise can also be an effective way of avoiding neck sprains. Yoga has also been proven to decrease signs of depression, which is one of the many contributing factors to developing the condition. Remember that prevention is still the best option for a healthier living.

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