The term “cervical spondylosis” is a general term for age-related wasting and refers to the intervertebral discs of the spine in the neck. As the discs dehydrate and contract, signs of osteoarthritis appear, including bony prominences along with the bones (bone spurs).
Cervical spondylosis is very common and worsens with age. More than 85% of those over 60 suffer from cervical spondylosis.
Most people do not have symptoms of these problems. When symptoms occur, non-surgical treatments are often effective.
In most people, spondylosis of the cervix has no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they usually involve pain and stiffness in the neck.
Sometimes, cervical spondylosis causes the space for the spinal cord and nerve roots that cross the spine to the rest of your body to be smaller. When the spinal cord or nerve roots are pinched, you may feel the following:
- Tingling, numbness, and weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
- Lack of coordination and difficulty walking.
- Loss of control of the bladder or bowel
The causes of Cervical spondylosis
As you get older, the bones and cartilage that make up the spine and neck gradually deteriorate. These changes may include:
Dehydrated slices. The discs serve as pillows between the vertebrae of the spine. At age 40, the discs of most people begin to dry up and shrink, allowing greater contact between the vertebrae.
The age of the herniated discs also affects the appearance of your discs. Often there are cracks that lead to herniated discs that can sometimes push the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Bony spurs Disc degeneration often causes the spine to produce additional bone to strengthen the spine. These spores can sometimes pinch the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Straight bands. Ligaments are strings of tissue that connect one bone to another. The ligaments of the spine can harden with age and make the neck less flexible.
The risk factors for cervical spondylosis are:
Age. Cervical spondylosis is part of the normal ageing process.
Occupation. The tasks that require repetitive movements of the neck, an uncomfortable position or a lot of work in height will add tension to your neck.injuries in the neck. Anterior neck injuries appear to increase the risk of spondylosis of the cervix.
Genetic factors. Some people in some families will learn more about these changes over time, while others will not.
Smoke. Smoking has been linked to an increase in neck pain.
If the spinal cord or nerve roots are severely crushed as a result of cervical spondylosis, the lesions may be permanent.
Take light food, avoid gaseous food and include fruits in the diet.
Yoga asanas for Cervical Spondylosis
Kapalbhati Pranayama is recommended to perform Bhujangasana 8 to 10 times daily.
regular practice of these yoga asanas will give quick relief from cervical spondylosis. Always take the assistance of a yoga expert while doing yoga asanas. Before starting the yoga practice please consult your personal doctor.