Neck Spondylitis Pain Treatment

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Spondylitis of neck can present in form of stiffness, sharp stabbing pain, tenderness or soreness of neck. Cervical neck pain can radiate over shoulder, arm or fingers. Sometimes it presents itself as tingling, numbness or weakness in arm. Patient may not be able to grip or lift objects. Difficulty of walking, balance or coordination may also be present in more serious cases. Rarely, loss of bladder or bowel control may be seen. In such neck pain causes, one has to consider all these factors.

  • What is inside neck?

    Neck is surprisingly flexible part containing spinal cord that connects head with body. Cervical spine provides support and mobility to head. It is provided by 7 cervical vertebras. It is intricately designed part of body that has cervical vertebra bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and other structures. It starts at base of skull and connects to thoracic vertebra and chest.

    It is structured for strength, stability, and nerve communication. It is exposed to various strain, stress and injuries due to its complex functions. Generally, neck problems can be due to physical pressure or chemical irritation of nerves, causing pain in neck shoulders, head, arms or hand. Irritation of spinal cord can cause pain in legs also. Most of time neck muscle pain or stiff neck is relived in few days or weeks. Neck pain or strain lasting for month or need, need to be investigated.

    Though neck pain may be temporary and resolves on its own in most of cases, some situation may not and must be investigated thoroughly. Pain radiating to arm, tingling or numbness of arm or legs, difficulty in balance or coordination, loss of control of bowel of bladder, need special attention. Neck pain distracting daily activities need investigation. Neck pain due to fall or injury needs to be treated as medical emergency.

  • How do you know cause of neck pain

    Complete history of patients in relation to characteristics of pain, occupation life style, posture, sleep habits and recent or old injury must be inquired by neck doctor. Patients are clinically examined by observation, palpation, reflexes, muscle power and sensation. Patients of cervical pain may need X ray, CT scan, MRI, myelogram, electro diagnosis like nerve conduction study as per clinical situation.

  • Particular nerve roots of cervical spine will give related symptoms. C7 pinching will cause tingling numbness along hand till little finger. It can also cause spine pain. It affects back of upper arm and middle fingers. C6 pathology is directed towards biceps causing pain, tingling and numbness. C5 affects shoulder pain and weakness from top of arm and become cause of back of neck pain. C4 and C3 supplies diaphragm and pain radiates towards lower neck and shoulder. C2 and C1 pathology cause neck pain headache.

    Neck pain is said to be acute if it is of less than 4 weeks; sub-acute if it is of 4-12 weeks and is chronic if it is of more than 3 months. Treatment is not sought in most of acute cases. Sub-acute and chronic neck pain needs to be investigated.

  • Common causes of acute neck pain

    Most common causes of neck and back pain are overuse, over extension, sprain. This can occur in cases of wrong (over extended) sleeping position. Sports injury likes, stinger injury, can cause pain in neck, shoulder, arm and hand. Poor posture for long time put strain on muscles and ligaments giving rise to neck pain. Jobs like in computer work, reading books, TV watching, gardening, looking down in texting for long time can cause neck pain commonly.

    Repetitive motion like side movements in dancing or swimming may put extra demand on neck muscles and cause pain. Holding neck in unusual position for long time, like air show, holding phone between head and shoulder, can give neck problems. Whiplash injury causing soft tissue injury or spasm of neck due to sudden backward movement of head in rear collusion of car accident may cause severe neck pain.

  • Causes of chronic neck pain

    If neck pain is of three months it is labelled as chronic pain which is mostly due to facet joint or disc problems. Some causes are cervical disc degenerative disease, cervical radiculopathy, cervical spinal stenosis, cartilage wearing down, cervical disc rupture or other causes.

    Cervical disc degenerative disease Wear and tear of disc causes it to be herniated which pinch nerves causing chronic neck and shoulder pain.

    Cervical Disc Rupture may result into leaking of nucleus pulposus irritating cervical nerve roots causing pain.

    Cartilage wearing down If cartilage in facet joints wears down, may result into osteoarthritis or cervical spondylosis. In such situation facet joints move with friction over bones to bone causing pain.

    Cervical spinal Stenosis Compression of spinal cord due to narrowing of spinal canal due arthritis, can cause pain and weakness, or coordination of arms or legs called myelopathy.

    Cervical radiculopathy may result due to irritation or compression of nerve roots due to herniation of disc or spur or irritation. The pain runs along course of nerve supply.

    Miscellaneous causes of neck pain Ankylosing spondylitis along with progressing pain in spine may cause neck pain. Myofacial pain due to trigger point at different places can cause neck pain. Fibromyalgia can cause neck, including pain in muscles, tendons and ligaments. Spondylolisthesis process of slipping of one vertebra over other can occur in advanced arthritis, causing neck pain. Rarely spinal cancer can also be cause of neck pain.

  • Neck pain treatment at home

    Neck and shoulder pain relief needs multifaceted approach. There are no quick fix methods for neck pain treatment. However there are many neck pain treatment options available like acupuncture therapy .

    Rest, fomentation, neck pain treatment massage, correcting posture by neck pain treatment exercises and correcting life style, can relive many cases of neck pain. Over the counter medicines like acetaminophen can be great help in neck muscle pain relief. Neck pain treatment devices like cuff support are available but have little value in neck and back pain relief. Many seeking neck pain treatment in Hindi speaking areas might ask for “neck pain treatment near me” but answer still remains acupuncturist

WebMD

“Dominik Irnich, MD, tells WebMD that, "acupuncture is widespread in the world. Western medicine is wonderful and successful, but in many, many chronic conditions ... there is a lack of success, and Eastern medicine methods may be the right choice. ... [Our] study shows that acupuncture is more effective than one of the most customary treatments for chronic neck pain [that is, massage]." Irnich is an anaesthesiologist specializing in pain therapy at the University of Munich and the German Medical Acupuncture Association.”

Health care medicine

“Acupuncture relieves neck pain and improves range of motion. Chen et al. find acupuncture effective in alleviating cervical spondylosis, a painful disorder caused by intervertebral disc degeneration. Zeng et al. conclude that acupuncture alleviates cervical spondylosis and radiculopathy. The data demonstrates that acupuncture is more effective than NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Zhou et al. find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of pain after surgery to the cervical spine. Li et al. conclude that acupuncture plus herbal medicine is effective for the relief of spasmodic torticollis, a disorder wherein the head becomes turned to one side, often due to painful muscle spasms. Liu et al. find acupuncture plus herbs effective for the relief of neck and shoulder pain.”

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is considered to be safe and beneficial medical treatment says Spine Health “Acupuncture is considered a safe medical treatment. For this reason, many physicians and practitioners believe that acupuncture is a beneficial treatment as an adjunct to other medical treatments, and/or as an alternative to medical treatments. In certain situations, acupuncture may be used in combination with conventional painkillers, or to replace them all together.”

Effective rate of success with acupuncture for cervical spondylosis was 93.3 says Nccaom

“The authors treated cervical spondylosis related to the nerve root with special acupuncture and regular acupuncture and compared the results. The results showed that the total effective rate of special acupuncture group is 93.3% and that of the regular acupuncture group is 90% with no statistical significance (P> 0.05) but there was a statistical difference with the cured rate (P < 0.05).”


Neck Pain Treatment Guidelines

Physiotherapy treatment to improve neck muscle strength and flexibility is common part of neck pain treatment. Neck pain treatment physical therapy can give some relief. Neck pain treatment doctor will have following approach for neck and shoulder pain treatment but for cervical spondylosis acupuncture should be first choice.

NSAID medicines and other form of medications are frequently prescribed for neck pain. Epidural steroids are given as neck pain treatment injections in spine under guidance of fluoroscopy. It reduces inflammation and pain to some extent. It has its own limitation. Manipulation of neck to relive neck pain can be of some help in some cases.

Yoga treatment for neck pain, especially due to spondylitis can be effective. Yoga involving sudden flexion, extension or rotation of neck can irritate nerve and exacerbate complaints. Similarly Tai Chi treatment for neck pain is effective. Qigong treatment for neck pain needs special training and can be useful tool of management. Respect warning signal of pain from body when doing exercises. Exercises must be slowly progressive. Sudden load on muscles or must be avoided.

Patients report having taken Ayurvedic treatment for neck pain and reported some relief. Similarly, Homeopathic treatment for neck pain has also have some satisfied patients. Acupressure treatment for neck pain has limited scope.

Acupuncture is the best option as non surgical treatment of neck pain. Acupuncture at trigger points can give neck pain relief. Such distant points can be given acupuncture treatment to relive pain. Acupuncture of other specific points takes care of most of cases of neck pain effectively.

  • Surgery of neck pain

    If all non surgical method fails to relive pain and if there is risk of further complication, surgery may be considered if demanded by patient. However before opting for surgery, acupuncture should be considered to avoid or postpone surgery.

    Indications for surgery for neck pain can be to stabilise neck spine; remove damaged tissue irritating nerve roots and expand spinal canal.

    Surgical procedures for neck pain Anterior Cervical discectomy and fusion, called ACDF, is removal of diseased disc followed by fusion of spine for stability, if done from anterior side. If done from posterior side no fusion is necessary.

    Cervical disc can be replaced by surgery with artificial disc. It allows more mobility. Spinal decompression are different methods to increase space in spinal canal and relive mylopathy. It may be done for spinal Stenosis with removal of vertebral body and disc and putting bone graft for fusion.

    Posterior cervical laminectomy is removal of lamina retaining the body of vertebra. It has advantage of better flexibility.

    Posterior laminoplasty involves cutting and restructuring lamina to increase space. Posterior forminotomy is removal of small part of foramen may be along removal of disc or spur.


Slipped disc Spondylosis Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

Complaints of slipped disc depend upon extend of pinched nerve, whether it is in cervical disc herniation or lumbar disc herniation. Common form of radiculopathy includes pain that runs with path of the affected nerve. If you have complaints of pain in neck or lumbar region, feeling of tingling and numbness in the fingertips or toes, sensation of small sharp piercing pain or development of muscle weakness or loss of reflexes; you may be suffering from spinal disc herniation.

Slipped (Prolapsed) Disc

With aging, spinal anatomy deteriorates, bone density becomes rare, vertebral body and joints and cushion become week. This results into loss of flexibility and mobility. With this cushioning, inter-vertebral body becomes week to point where its structural mass gives way. Prolapsed disc or disc herniation or bulging of disc or slipped disc is degenerative disc disease where soft gelatinous material pushes through fibrous shell of disc into spinal column causing inter-vertebral disc prolapsed. Herniated disc can bulge in neck or bulge in back and causes pain due to pressure or chemical irritation. Though symptoms of lumbar herniated disc or cervical herniated disc show suddenly, the process is slow and insidious. It can also be due to trauma. Genetic predisposition, lack of exercises, obesity, malnutrition and smoking also play part in the process.

Treatment of Herniated Disc :

Acupuncture treatment for herniated disc gives substantial pain relief. Pain relief follows reduction disc edema giving way to natural healing. Bulging disc treatment includes extension exercises, pain relieving medication. Sometimes surgery is needed but relief is uncertain.

Spine Universe Reports

“Acupuncture, acupressure, and massage may work to relieve your herniated disc pain.”

British Medical Journal Reports

“Herein, we present the successful application of AA (auricular acupuncture) in a patient with LDH resistant to conservative treatment. AA for LDH (lumbar disc herniation) may be considered as a possible treatment in selected patients.”

Health CMI

in its report quoted
“Researchers find acupuncture safe and effective for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation across multiple independent clinical trials. A meta-analysis of investigations reveals that Jiaji acupoints yield significant positive patient outcomes when combined with manual and electro-acupuncture techniques. Distal and abdominal acupuncture also demonstrated significant positive patient outcomes. This research review covers rare acupuncture points demonstrating clinical efficacy and details a powerful manual acupuncture technique proven effective for relief of lumbar disc herniation symptoms.”

“I was suffering from pain due to Slipped Disc for last ten years. I could not get pain relief by any treatment which I had taken so far. I am completely cured of my pain due to Dr Pardeshi acupuncture pain therapy.”


Spondylosis Treatment

Symptoms of Spondylosis

In spondylosis you may have complains of localized pain neck, pain in head, back pain, lumbar pain or lumbo-sacral pain due bone spur due to slipped disc or spondylilothesis. Pain arising due to lumbar facet spondylosis may increase when walking or standing. Pain due to cervical spinal stenosis may similarly be quite severe. Herniation of disc from lumbar vertebra or lumbar spinal stenosisis may cause sciatica radiating pain from back to thigh to legs. If pressure on nerve is excessive, it may cause weakness of muscles on affected lower extremity. Sciatica and radiculopathy often cause numbness and tingling sensation. Back pain due to prolapsed inter-vertebral disc is more after prolonged standing

Spondylosis

Spondylosis is age related wear and tear degenerative phenomenon, affecting spinal vertebral bodies, causing osteoarthritis. Wear and tear causes inflammation of vertebral joints, formation of cervical spur or lumbar bony spurs, which press upon never fibers resulting into parasthesia, numbness pain or muscle weakness. Many times X ray may show changes of cervical spondylosis or lumbar spondylosis, bony spur, prolapsed disc and degeneration spondylosis yet patient may not have any complaint. This means incase of pain in neck or back, evidence of ‘bony abnormality’ does NOT necessary mean that it is the cause of pain.

Causes of Spondylosis

Spondylosis causes include bone spurs, shrunken spinal disks, herniated disks and injury. The process also causes inter-vertebral disc to give way and get ruptured into spinal column, causing inflammatory reaction which in turn also cases above symptoms. Disc may also protrude and press upon nerve roots causing cervical spondylosis or lumbar spondylosis and complaints of cervical or neck pain. The neck pain, back pain or spinal pain can also be due chemical irritation and physical pressure of nerve roots. Spinal stenosis may lead into compression of spinal cord and nerve roots resulting into spondylosis pain. Spondylosis treatment in Nashik with Dr Pardeshi Pain Therapy though takes some time but has been very encouraging as stated in Spondylosis Treatment Review

How do know cause of your Spondylosis

which may include numbness in groin, buttocks or constant fever? You must see acupuncturist or physician to evaluate the condition for finding out cause of pain, especially if it is not recovered with usual medicines. You may need MRI / CT scan to establish diagnosis. Delaying diagnosis or absence of proper care may result into bladder dysfunction or similar serious disability, requiring emergency spondylosis surgery or intervention. Timely preventive care is essential to avoid emergency Treatment of Cervical Spondylosis or Lumbar Spondylosis

Acupuncture Treatment of Spondylosis

UGD Academic Repository

“acupuncture gives excellent results in the treatment of cervical spondylosis and this evidence-based research is a proof that it is generally safe and effective treatment in treating of cervical spondylosis.”

Health CMI

“Acupuncture a highly effective and flexible method for the treatment of cervical spondylosis and cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (neck spinal and soft tissue degeneration causing nerve impingement and subsequent pain or numbness). One study from Xindu District Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine found long needle acupuncture to be highly effective for the treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. Another from Tianjin University of TCM determined that electroacupuncture treatment in combination with Xiaoxingnao acupuncture produces significant patient outcomes.”

Conventional Treatment of Spondylosis

Treatment or lumbar spinal stenosis treatment aims at management of symptoms. Cervical pain treatment or lumbar pain treatment usually resolves around taking medication like NSAID temporarily. Physician may also prescribe antidepressants, but again it does not help long term results.

Non-surgical Treatment of Spondylosis

Massage and physiotherapy may help to spondylosis treatment to certain extent. It may strengthen muscles to maintain spinal balance. Home remedy for neck pain or back pain due to spondylosis include hot fomentations, ice fomentation, stretching exercises, yoga. Manipulation in certain condition can be dangerous as spinal injury may result with serious complication. Steroid injection in pathological area may give some relief. Long standing cervical and lumbar spondylosis may result into spinal stenosis. Treatment of lumbar and cervical spondylosis is similar. There is no permanent spondylosis cure.


Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

Ankylosing Spondylitis is spinal arthritic inflammation causing stiffness and pain in neck and in lower back. General symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, inflammation of eye etc. Early symptoms of Ankylosing spondylosis are pain and stiffness in spine, especially in lower back. It may start in any age including early age of teen. In many cases Ankylosing Spondylitis involves one or more vertebral joints as well, which itself is called spondyloarthritis. Because the vertebra may fuse, causing forward stooping arch in spine may occur.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Causes

Reasons for ankylosing spondylitis are unknown but it may be related genetic factor. Inflammation of joints due to ankylosing spondylitis cause bony growth and fusion of vertebral joints. This causes restriction of movements and restricted breathing. It may also cause inflammation of tendons like Achilles tendon at ankle. Diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis is by MRI /CAT scan.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

Aim of treatment remains to reduce disability, pain, stiffness. Properly treated patients can live almost normal life. Early treatment of ankylosing spondylitis can minimize the deformity. Physiotherapy for Spondylitis: Main features of treatment of treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis remains physiotherapy, which is important element. Question is often asked “is ankylosing spondylitis curable?” There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis it can be managed to reduce the complaints.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Exercises

are important in treating spondylitis specially neck ankylosing spondylitis. Swimming helps symptoms and treatment of ankylosing spondylosis to great extent. Yoga for ankylosing spondylitis is important addition in therapy.

Needle pricking (acupuncture) has significant effect on ankylosing spondylosis concludes

National Institute of Health

CONCLUSION :
“Needle-pricking therapy combined with spinal massage has a significant therapeutic effect with a steady and long-term effect for treatment of ankylosing spondylitis at active stage”

Some people have found that acupuncture is good for Ankylosing spondylitis reports

National Ankylosing Society

"Some people have found that acupuncture is particularly good at helping with flare ups of their AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis).”

Acupuncture because it releases opiod like substance in body, can reduce pain says

Health Line

Studies show that acupuncture can reduce pain. It’s likely because the brain releases opioid- or opium-like molecules during the practice.

Acupuncture and cupping relives pain of ankylosing spondylitis concludes report in

US National Library of Medicine

CONCLUSION :
"Acupuncture combined with cupping therapy in the therapeutic effect on ankylosing spondylitis is better than simple acupuncture, with shorter therapeutic course and lower recurrence rate.”

Yoga Ayurvedic and Homeopathic treatments

Patients report having taken Ayurvedic treatment for spondylitis pain and reported some relief also. Similarly, Homeopathic treatment for spondylitis pain has also had some satisfied patients. Acupressure treatment for spondylitis pain has limited scope.

Yoga treatment for spondylitis pain, especially before permanent deformity and can be effective. Yoga involving pressure on joints or stretching or rotation of arm can irritate nerve around and exacerbate complaints. Similarly Tai Chi treatment for spondylitis pain is effective. Qigong treatment for spondylitis pain needs special training and can be useful tool of management. Respect warning signal of pain from body when doing exercises. Exercises must be slowly progressive. Sudden load on muscles or must be avoided. Ankylosing Spondylitis Medicines provides some relief in cervical ankylosing spondylitis treatment.

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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis

may cause pain in back or buttocks, pain in legs which gets worst when bending, numbness in legs, and difficulty in walking and in rare cases loss of bladder control. Spondylolisthesis may be symptomless or may cause compression of spinal cord giving pain or in severe cases, loss of function of lower abdomen. It is condition where one vertebra slides over other mostly lumbar 5. This degenerative disease but may congenital, traumatic or damage due to arthritis. Ischemic Spondylolisthesis may also because joints fail further.

Conventional Spondylolisthesis Treatment

Treatment of Spondylolisthesis includes stopping all activities which cause vertebral damage. Well prescribed Spondylolisthesis physiotherapy may have role in specific cases. NSAID are also prescribed. Surgery is need when pain is not controlled.