Centro de la columna Vertebral: December 13, 2018
The treatment for cervical spine osteoarthritis, also known as cervical arthritis, aims to reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life of those who suffer from it. Remember to see a specialist if you suffer from chronic neck or back pain.
Osteoarthritis of the spine or cervical osteoarthritis is a rheumatic disease that affects the cartilage of the cervical spine, that is, the upper part that includes the neck. It wears away the integrity of the tissue that cushions the movements of the neck, causing wear, inflammation and irritation to the nerve endings. It is a chronic condition that requires continuous attention and care.
The main symptom is pain in the neck, which can last for days and then disappear or appear suddenly with movement. Unlike cervicalgia, this pain is chronic and is specifically located in the back and lower neck and may be accompanied by cramping, burning, and numbness in the hands or arms. Stiffness may also occur, although it is not permanent and can be relieved with exercise.
It is important to clarify that cervical osteoarthritis may be asymptomatic in its early stages, so it is important to perform routine medical checkups at least once a year.
Degenerative diseases require continuous and comprehensive treatment to reduce symptoms and restore mobility to the patient. This treatment includes:
Analgesic drugs for pain (injected in advanced cases)
Your doctor may order one or more of these treatments depending on the intensity of your symptoms and the condition of your cervical spine. Treatment must be comprehensive to have long-term results. Treating this disease in its early stages may avoid the need for surgical intervention.
At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have the best non-surgical treatment for cervical spine osteoarthritis. Visit your nearest clinic to receive an adequate diagnosis and a comprehensive, innovative treatment in the hands of health professionals.