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Cervical Spondylitis

Cervical spondylosis is the natural wear down of cartilage, discs, ligaments, and bones in the neck. It is also called cervical osteoarthritis, and the main symptoms are neck pain and stiffness. The first-to-be-tried approaches are physical therapy, heat and ice massage, wearing a soft collar, and taking anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant drugs. Steroid injections or surgery might be needed in severe cases, such as bone spurs, herniated disk, or pinched nerves.

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Can a swollen lymph node in the neck cause jaw and head pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am reaching out on behalf of my spouse, and I am looking for a second opinion. The lymph node on the left side of the neck has been swollen for some time now, causing continuous pain in the head's neck, jaw, and back. Pain is now moving into the left arm, hand, and leg. It has been c...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. With the symptoms you have mentioned, one of the possibilities I think is probable cervical spondylitis with possible nerve entrapment. It is very likely for a lymph node in the neck to be picked up by an ultrasound device...  Read Full »

Can cervical spondylosis cause postural imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 45-year-old male. My height is 6 feet and my weight is 213 pounds. I had a cervical spine x-ray and was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. I also have mild CAD and severe sleep apnea due to intermittent chest pain and breathlessness on exertion, CAD was suspected. After positive T...  Read Full »

Dr. Althuri Mohan Krishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tightness and neck pain can be due to cervical spondylosis. The lightheadedness and balancing issues can also occur due to spondylosis. Spondylosis is not so severe on X-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is of mild grade. If your hand grip is weak...  Read Full »

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