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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment in Koramangala, Bangalore

Cervical spondylitis refers to an inflammation occurring in the cervical spine of the human body. Pain in the back of the neck, shoulders and spine can be caused by cervical spondylitis.

A rheumatologist can diagnose and treat cervical spondylitis. You can seek cervical spondylitis treatment in Bangalore. Or search online for ‘cervical spondylitis specialist near me’.

What do we need to know about cervical spondylitis?

Cervical spondylitis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system acts abnormally and starts attacking tissues of the body. As a result, you may experience pain and stiffness in your cervical spine and vertebral joints.

It is a health condition that mostly starts developing around the 20s or 30s and is highly prevalent in people aged below 45 years.

What are the symptoms of cervical spondylitis?

Whenever anything goes wrong in your body, it gives you some indications regarding your health status. Watch out for the following:

  • Excessive pain in the spine and neck (which subsides when active)
  • Stiffness of the area
  • Muscle weakness or muscle spasms
  • Trouble in walking
  • Difficulty in balancing
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety

If you spot these symptoms, you can consult any of the cervical spondylitis in Koramangala.

What causes cervical spondylitis?

There are no specific causes that lead to cervical spondylitis. However, based on evidence collated by researchers, the following tend to play a huge role:

  • Genetic factors: If your parents have cervical spondylitis, there is a 75% chance you may have it too. It may be latent right now but your symptoms may show up possibly in some time.
  • Environmental factors: Bacterial infections which affect the gastrointestinal system of the body may trigger an inflammatory reaction. It happens when bacteria try to overpower the immune system.

When do you need to see a doctor?

If you experience these symptoms, visit a rheumatologist.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Koramangala, Bangalore.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

How can cervical spondylitis be diagnosed?

When you visit a doctor, he/she may ask about your family history, whether anyone in your family, primarily your parents, are already diagnosed with cervical spondylitis or not. The doctor will also note any other health conditions related to joints that may be running in your family.

  • Physical examination: This is the preliminary step. He/she will note down the curvature of your spin. If it is hunched, some exercises will be asked for to assess the level of pain and stiffness in your neck, knees and other joints.
  • Imaging study: To be further sure, your doctor will conduct imaging studies such as MRI, X-ray and CT scan. Blood tests will be done to assess the presence of the HLA-B27 gene responsible for the condition.

How is cervical spondylitis treated?

It is an incurable disease but can be treated in the following ways:

  • Medication: Medicines like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids are highly recommended by doctors. NSAIDs are over-the-counter pain relievers for relieving pain and stiffness. Corticosteroids treat inflammation. However, your doctor will decide the dosage after assessing your condition.
  • Exercise: The benefits of exercise have been emphasized enough and in cervical spondylitis, exercise helps in improving mobility, balancing, flexibility and function.
  • Healthy diet: Cervical spondylitis is a health condition of joints, which puts your bones at risk. Diseases like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are on the borderline for such patients. Intake of calcium should be increased after consultation with your doctor. Drinking alcohol and smoking can aggravate the condition.

You can seek treatment at any cervical spondylitis in Bangalore.

Conclusion

Only 1-2% of the population may have cervical spondylitis. Even if you have not been diagnosed, maintain a good posture at all times and a healthy lifestyle. Keep updating your family doctor about your condition.

Can Ayurveda cure cervical spondylitis?

There has been no specific evidence to prove that Ayurveda can cure cervical spondylitis. You can discuss it with your doctor before starting any natural treatment.

Does cervical spondylitis affect only the spine?

Cervical spondylitis mainly affects your cervical spine, but in some patients, it can also impact the eyes, kidneys and heart to some extent.

3. Can I function normally after being diagnosed with cervical spondylitis?

Yes, you can continue doing your daily chores even after you have been diagnosed with cervical spondylitis. Join some support groups and educate yourself more about this condition.

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