Cervical Osteoarthritis is often not painful and occurs without prior symptoms. Most episodes of neck pain occur due to muscle strain or soft tissue sprain (ligaments & tendons). Such conditions improve with time without medication and few neck stretching exercises. However, in severe cases, neck pain can indicate an underlying condition such as cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical herniated disc, cervical stenosis, and cervical arthritis.
Cervical pain is associated with bone spurs, which refers to a tiny pointed outgrowth of bone. It usually occurs as a result of inflammation or osteoarthritis. Early diagnosis can prevent severe health conditions and improve quality of life.
What causes Cervical Osteoarthritis?
Many cases of cervical osteoarthritis result from overuse or overextension, such as:
- Many cases of cervical osteoarthritis result from overuse or overextension, such as:
- Awkward sleeping position: A stiff neck can also be the result of placing your head awkwardly while asleep.
- Repetitive Motion: A specific dance move that demands your head to be twisted repetitively can cause a sprain in the neck. People involved in other physical activities such as swimming can also get Osteoarthritis.
- Trauma: An accidental injury or trauma can result in damaging the neck, spine, and soft tissues.
Other causes of Osteoarthritis are associated with a spinal tumour, infection, spondylolisthesis, cervical herniated disc, and cervical degenerative disc disease. Dr Sumeet Pawar, back pain specialist in Mumbai, offers world-class solutions for all types of spinal problems.
What are the symptoms of Osteoarthritis?
People suffering from cervical bone spurs can encounter the following symptoms, including but not limited to:
- Stiff neck
- Neck pain that doesn’t go easily
- Shock-like pain that radiates from your neck towards the shoulders
- Numbness or tingling sensation in the arms or hands
- In extreme cases, patients experience difficulty breathing or swallowing
For most people, cervical osteophytes do not cause any symptoms. However, in severe cases, our neurosurgeon in Mumbai suggests an MRI scan, electrodiagnostic testing, and CT scan.
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