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 is the reason for mild pain in the upper back and around the arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. For about two weeks or more, I have been experiencing a mild nonspecific pain in my upper body. It is mostly at the upper back, at the center and slightly towards the right. At times, it occurs in the middle and lower back, at the sides, behind the right upper ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, I went through your detailed post. The predominant complaint is a mild pain in the upper back and around the arm. The character of the pain and the pain on applying pressure at some points makes it a musculoskeletal pain. That means that the internal organs are not involved. There are two ...  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 gri...  Read Full »

How can we manage cervical nerve compression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neck pain for two days. Now my left shoulder is also paining, and my left arm up to the elbow is slightly paining. If I move my neck to the backside, I am feeling pain.   Read Full »


Dr. Dr. Vaishnav Ganesan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, ou have issues stemming from your neck, and the pain is radiating to the shoulder and left arm. It is characteristic of cervical nerve compression. It will settle down with medication, rest, postural correction, and mild exercise. If possible, try to ta...  Read Full »

How to get rid of neck and shoulder pain due to cervical spondylosis?

Query: Hi doctor. I am a 33-year-old male. My weight is 72 kg, and my height is 5 feet 7 inches. For the last four weeks, I am suffering from severe neck pain that has spread to the shoulder. So two weeks before, I visited a doctor. He said that muscles got stiff and has prescribed tablets and advised phy...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you spend a lot of time over the phone or on the laptop? Do you have poor sleeping posture? Have you ever had pain like this before? Does the pain radiate to the arms? Is there any weakness or numbness in the hands? If none, then there is no immediate need for an MRI...  Read Full »

What is the therapeutic management for multilevel cervical spondylosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an impression in the MRI, which suggests multilevel cervical spondylotic changes. There is a 2 mm disk protrusion on the left C6-C7, along with 1.5 mm bulging in the central and right paracentral disk at the C4-C5 level. Can you help me with what I have to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To be more precise, I need to know about your symptoms, such as the location of pain in the neck and arms, nature of pain, any weakness in the arms and hands, stiffness, duration of symptoms, and response to treatment taken so far. However, with the report you have sen...  Read Full »

What can cause shooting pain all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor,My problem started with pain in my lower back and buttock, and then it moved to my lateral thigh on both sides. So, it is difficult to sleep on either side. I also started experiencing neck and shoulder pain. Now, I feel pain in my arms, back, neck, shoulder, etc. I do not know what could ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is like spondylosis, both cervical and lumbar. It is a spine problem where you get pain and other symptoms due to compression of nerves between spine. So, it will cause symptoms along the course of nerves. Do you have any history of trauma to your spine? Does this pain...  Read Full »

I have chest pain with discomfort in my jaws for a few days. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chest pain for quite a few days and have discomfort on jaws and back. I also have neck pain and arm pain. I have gone through lipid test, ECG twice, echo and TMT. All are normal. My BP remains 115/75 mmHg, my cholesterol is 163, HDL 47 and LDL 98. In TMT, I achieved 13.8 METs maxi...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. As your echo and treadmill test are normal with excellent exercise tolerance, the chances of it being a cardiac pain are highly unlikely. Please mention your age and smoking habits. TMT and 2D echo are more than 85% sensitive to rule out co...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my joint pain and cervical spondylosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 57 years old. My weight is 67 kg, and my height is 5 feet. I am suffering from joint pain, mainly cervical spondylosis, knee pain, pain in the feet and hands. I have severe inflammation in my feet, and stiffness in the knee. I am also suffering from severe constipation. Please he...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you do, and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine?  Read Full »

How to treat imbalance presenting with terrible neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old and I am suffering from neck pain. I have pain on the left and right sides of the neck. The pain increases when I move my neck. I experience extreme imbalance while standing. My head seems to be rolling when I try to stand up and down and my neck pain increases a lot. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am not sure that you have cervical spondylosis at twenty one years and your attached X-rays (attachement removed to protect patient identity) are not convincing. Your symptoms are suggestive of possible disc problems and you should have an MRI (magnetic resonance imag...  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. Zubayeralam

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 »

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