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 do my CT reports imply in the short and long term?

Query: Hello doctor, My CT scan report says serial axial CT scan image of the brain shows normal CSF space, the lateral verticles are symmetrical. There is no midline shift or bleed images. However, it shows a faint area of lacunar infraction along the pons. What does this imply, short to long term as I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It just says that there is a small area in the lower part of your brain which is not getting enough blood supply. However, I need a little more details regarding your arm weakness whether it was of acute onset, which parts are weak, any tingling sensations in the a...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing neck pain daily for the past six months. What are the possible causes of this neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past six months, I have been experiencing neck pain daily. Some days are more complex than others. On most days, I only notice the pain when I tilt my head back. On other days, I can feel the pain regardless of where my head is. I have never had a history of any accident. I am not...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I want to learn more about you and your problem. You have not stated your age, profession, or medical history. Is the pain radiating into your arms, and do you feel any weakness or numbness in your hands? How would you rate the pain on a sca...  Read Full »

I have pain and swelling on the back of my head, and I hear a clicking sound while opening my mouth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain and swelling on the back of my head on the left side. Also, when I open my mouth, I hear a clicking sound, and I have pain. The pain increases when I turn my head to the left side. I have used the tablet Zerodol P; however, the pain recurs when I stop using the tablet...  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to have cervical spondylosis. Do you work for long hours before the computer or do any other physical work? I suggest you get an X-ray cervical spine (anteroposterior or lateral view) or CT (computed tomography) of the neck. Also,...  Read Full »

Are my various neurological symptoms related to cervical myelopathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic right leg spasticity, migraines, muscle pain, ataxia, nausea, vertigo, and pins and needles in hands and feet. Please, could you review my scans to see what is the cause of my various neurological symptoms? Is it cervical myelopathy or MS?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are cervical disc problems at many levels and mild cervical spondylosis. There is a neural foraminal compromise and nerve root compression in C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 cervical disc ...  Read Full »

What is the remedy for shoulder pain in a thyroid patient?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is suffering from left shoulder pain since last six months specifically in the morning. Please suggest the remedy soon. She is a thyroid patient and currently on Thyroxin 75 mg. The laboratory test performed was for uric acid measuring 4.6 mg/dl.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does she have any other symptoms of associated neck pain, arm, and hand pain, tingling or numbness in the neck, shoulder or arm, any history of trauma to shoulder or neck, etc.? Does her pain increase while doing shoulder movements? The possibilities in her are cervi...  Read Full »

Is there a permanent cure for the shoulder pain caused due to computer usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using the computer every day for ten years and have developed a right shoulder pain in the last three years. I spend seven to eight hours with the computer and use the right hand for the mouse and keyboard. Now, I have to use the mouse with my left hand due to frequ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. This does not seem like a localized pain to the hand and shoulder. I think the pain is neurogenic originating from the compression of a nerve in the neck. There is a possibility of frozen shoulder too which may also present with similar sy...  Read Full »

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. 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 »

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