Cervical spondylosis is one of the most common conditions of the neck. Mostly, this condition develops because of natural wear and tear of the cartilage and bones in your neck. People suffering from this condition often feel stiffness in the neck, which can be accompanied by pain. However, this condition is manageable. Your doctor will prescribe you an over-the-counter medication which will help in soothing pain. This should help you when you experience severe pain in the neck. Generally, you will be able to carry on with normal life functions without any problem. Note that a few people feel a dull ache and chronic pain in this region which could restrict movement and disrupt their normal lifestyle.
Here are some ways in which cervical spondylosis care is given to a patient apart from pain killers.
Some patients experience spasms in the neck because of severe muscle contractions around this region. Your doctor may prescribe a muscle relaxant, to be used for maximum 10 days at a time. This medicine helps you in relieving spasms. However, they can make you feel dizzy and drowsy. Because of this, you may not be able to drive or do heavy work. These relaxants are never prescribed for a long duration as they can be very strong.
Your doctor will also prescribe you various low intensity exercises. This would include walking daily or swimming. The doctor would also prescribe a few neck exercises to you which would help in keeping the muscles healthy and supple. However, these exercises must be done with great caution. A small mistake could have dire consequences, leading to more pain than usual.
This is often the last resort adopted by a doctor to relieve pain. Surgery is undertaken when a nerve is being pinched by the herniated disk and does not have any other chance of recovery. This is a costly and risky process. Additionally, there is no guarantee that pain will go away forever.
Is there some other method?
Yes. Doing exercises at home demands precision and careful practice. Surgery is usually a non-affordable option and pain killers work only for short duration. Therefore, they all are not effective in the treatment of cervical spondylosis. You can seek the services of a physiotherapist. These professionals are trained in handling disk herniation and other spine and neck related issues. A Physiotherapist can stimulate your muscles and align your spine. This can be done using a modern and highly advanced machine called Ultralign. This machine is manufactured by SIGMA instrument, a leading name in the medical device industry.
This device quickly recognizes the parts of the spine that are not aligned properly and help in providing instant and lasting relief to the patients. The best thing about this machine is that it makes the entire process digitalized, helping a physiotherapist adopt the most effective way to get rid of pain. Traditional physical therapy does not provide relief to the patient for a long time. However, a doctor using the Ultralign machine could ensure that you go back home with lesser pain and more flexibility of the spine.
Don’t think about surgery yet. Talk to your physiotherapist near you and ask if they use Ultralign. Health Focus has team of doctors that are experts to cure patients using Ultralign technology and has produced phenomenal results.
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