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 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

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

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

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

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

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

What could be the cause of lightheadedness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have type 2 diabetes mellitus, and I take my daily medications. I have begun to experience lightheadedness and have to hold onto a wall. My doctor told me that my exercise and medications are controlling my diabetes. I take Metformin 500 mg daily. I have also been under medication for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Not exercising or walking could be one reason. Another reason could be cervical spondylosis. Use a soft cotton pillow and lie straight on the bed. Do not keep arm under the head while sleeping. Do mild neck exercises for strengthening. Get an x-ray of the cervical ...  Read Full »

What could aggravate severe neck and shoulder pain with tingling in a migraine patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in the neck and shoulders often accompanied by numbness and tingling. I also have frequent migraines and some times dizziness as well with occasional fainting which is exacerbated by loud sounds and harsh lighting. I used to be a professional bass player (20 years)...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had included the MRI and X-ray films or at least the report as I believe it is your cervical spondylosis that may be the cause of your current symptoms. I will recommend you to do neck strengthening exercises, shoulder elevation exe...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for burning arms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a writer, so I use my computer a lot. Pretty sure I have a repetitive stress injury. My father has Carpal tunnel, so it would not be a surprise at all if I have something similar. The pain is triggered when I type, and more so when I use my trackball. More than anything, my arm b...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to see that you have persistent symptoms. It is not clear from your description that you actually have any hand symptoms with crampy pain on typing with index thumb and middle fingers most affected as that would fit into a carpal tunnel like picture. If it is ...  Read Full »

My cervical MRI report says posterior protrusions causing indentation of the thecal sac. Will the above condition heal?

Query: Hello doctor,My MRI cervical report impression is mild posterior protrusions from C3-4 to C5-6 levels causing indentation of the thecal sac. I am 32-year-old and a desk worker, need to sit 8 to 10 hours on the computer every day. I am suffering from neck pain, stiffness in the neck, and stress. Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an early change in cervical spondylosis. Kindly follow following instructions. 1) Change the working habit, and prolonged chair sitting as it cause misalignment of the cervical region leads to decrease mobility, either take a break in every two hours for 10 mi...  Read Full »

Why does my head feel too heavy for my neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female and yet to conceive. Since 9 months I have been facing heaviness of head and stiffness of neck. Sometimes the heaviness of head becomes extreme and I feel it is spinning even at the slightest movement of neck and it is accompanied with bowel movements. I feel tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query on this platform. Relax! You are not suffering from any life-threatening disease. Neither are you suffering from any gastrointestinal problems except occasionally which is normal and could be due to mild gastritis. Cervical arthritis cannot cau...  Read Full »

What could be causing extreme lymph node pain in the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, What could be causing the extreme pains in my lymph nodes under my neck and tingling the in head? Should I see a doctor in person? I had a sinus infection a month ago when the neck pains suddenly appeared. I was given antibiotics. It got rid of my other sinus symptoms, but not the lymph ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first possibility of meningitis is unlikely. It would cause fever, severe headache and patient will be very sick. I do not think this to be a lymph node pain because lymph nodes will hurt only when they enlarge in a short duration of maximum one or two wee...  Read Full »

Can Thumb Twitching Be A Sign Of Cervical Disc Herniation Worsening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old female with asthma. I have cervical disc herniation for 10 years. Over the past 5 months, symptoms were back with tingling, weakness and shooting pain in arms. I tried medications like Celebrex, Lyrica and also massage, physiotherapy, chiropractor and acupuncture, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Tony Magana

Neuro Surgeon, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A herniated disc in the neck can cause three potential problems: Injury and degeneration of the disc can cause neck pain that is not related to nerve problems, and this is not usually a need for surgery. If the disc and bone spurring that form for long-standing prob...  Read Full »

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