Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a condition that results from age-related wear and tear of the spinal joints and discs in the neck. The common causes include dehydration of the discs, disc herniation, neck injury, repetitive movements, and ligament stiffness. It commonly affects older adults, and the symptoms worsen with age.

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What can cause arm pain particularly after sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male student. I have severe pain in my right arm for the past 12 hours. There is no other accompanying symptom. I had encountered the same problem a couple of times in the past. The pain starts suddenly preferably after sleep. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be coming from the nerve being compressed or irritated in your neck, shoulder or arm pit. I would highly suggest changing the position in which you sleep. In order to help you better please tell me whether the pain starts from your shoulder or ar...  Read Full »

My arm has become stiff due to cervical spondylosis. How to get it treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 55 years old. I have been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis due to wear and tear on my dehydrated spinal discs. My pain is in my neck and arm. I have occasional fevers and night sweats. I am already using a cervical collar for a week now. I am using a hard collar during the day and...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your condition. Your symptoms match the diagnosis of cervical spondylosis. Unfortunately, along with neck pain and arm pain, you also seem to have developed weakness in your left arm due to pressure on your nerves in the neck. A physiotherapy is a ...  Read Full »

What should I do for my neck pain and feeling of lump in throat with cervical spondylosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis years ago, but recently my neck pain has gotten much worse. My throat feels like it has a lump in it and it is itchy and bothersome when I swallow and sometimes makes me cough a bit. In light of COVID-19, what can be done from home to get some r...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from neck pain and feeling lump like sensation in the throat which is itchy and bothersome during swallowing meals and sometimes makes you cough. You are a diagnosed case of cervical ...  Read Full »

Can cervical spondylosis cause postural imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 184 cm and weight is 97 kg. 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 TMT, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohan Krishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 w...  Read Full »

Due to cervical spondylosis, will I have problem during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. For the past one year, I am suffering from heaviness of head and neck stiffness. Even though I am living my normal life, sometimes the heaviness of head becomes extreme. I feel it is spinning even at the slightest movement of neck and it is accompanied by bowel ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history and information given by you, my answers are as follows: It does not look like you have a gastrointestinal disorder. But, better is to get an ultrasonography of your abdomen and rule it out. In cervical spine you have only a small disc. So, it is...  Read Full »

What can be done for severe low back pain and shoulder joint pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing this on behalf of my wife, who is 56 years old. She has been suffering from severe low back pain since last 8 to 10 years and left shoulder joint pain since last one year. Please find the enclosed reports, for your kind perusal. We shall be grateful for your valuable opini...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. She has got cervical spondylosis. This probably causes the shoulder pain rather than a problem in the shoul...  Read Full »

I was suggested surgery for cervical spondylosis. Should I go for it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. I am a cervical spondylosis patient. After the MRI report, the doctor suggested an operation. Should I go with the operation or not? MRI report: Spine with the screening of the whole spine: Cervical spine was studied with 3 mm thin slices in the axial and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is persistent numbness in the hands in cervical radiculopathy, then surgery is indicated. As you mentioned that you have significant numbness, and your MRI reports suggest the same, you should consider getting surgery done. Until then, you can be star...  Read Full »

I have burning sensation on my arm. Does this sound like MS or anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, Since yesterday I have had this burning sensation in a patch on the side of my left arm. It is not warm to touch but an internal warm sensation that feels like you put a warm cup of coffee against a patch of skin for a second or two and then it goes away. It appears in a wave-like patt...  Read Full »


Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The intermittent burning sensation in your left arm could be due to several reasons. Most commonly, we see this if there is any cervical spondylosis with the nerve being pushed. This can lead to a certain area in the arm to be painful. Again, the pain can be intermit...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in my shoulder and neck. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old female. I have been having pain in the shoulder many times, which extends from the neck to the whole left hand. It pains me a lot. I have been suffering from this pain for more than six months. It pains me so much that I have no control over my body and get tears. P...  Read Full »


Dr. Srivastava Durgesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The probable causes are cervical spondylosis or peri-arthritis of the shoulder. First, I need to ask a few things: Do you have any co-morbidity like diabetes or hypothyroid? Do you have pain in any other joints? Do you have pain just when ...  Read Full »

I have neck stiffness and gastric problem. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years. I am feeling stiffness in the neck for the last two years. Now, there is pain in the throat, some gastric problem also. Please suggest treatment. Three to four hours after having food, gas starts coming from chest to throat. Sometimes, I have change in voice, shortness ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So, your neck stiffness is likely a cervical spondylosis. You should get X-ray cervical spine AP/ lat view and further may need MRI. You need to visit physiotherapist after X-ray for physiotherapy. I suggest you have tablet Neurobion forte once a day which is a nerve...  Read Full »

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