Treatment Options for Cervical Spondylosis in Singapore
Cervical Spondylosis is a commonly faced by those in their 50s all around the world, including Singapore. It is an age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your cervical spine and will require treatment. With age, spine ligaments degenerate, leading to osteoarthritis. The occurrence of disc herniation and bone spurs are mainly an aging phenomenon.
Do You Have Cervical Spondylosis?
Fortunately, most people with cervical spondylosis do not experience significant symptoms. Others may experience chronic pain or stiffness but most are able to function daily with no problems.
Causes of cervical spondylosis:
- Spinal injuries
- Prolonged strain on the neck
Risk factors include smoking, a genetic predisposition and being overweight with little to no exercise.
Symptoms of cervical spondylosis:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck
- Muscle weakness all throughout your arms and hands
- Headaches that begin from the back of your neck
Treatment Options for Cervical Spondylosis In Singapore
With a focus on non-invasive and nonsurgical methods, patients are often able to lower risks of long-term damage and lead functional lives. We offer the following cervical spondylosis treatment options in Singapore:
Nonsurgical Options for Treating Cervical Spondylosis
As conditions like these are most likely to reoccur in your lifetime, a good practice of incorporating neck stretching exercises and muscle strengthening can help with pain management. Your doctor will probably advise you to visit a physical therapist where you will be able to maintain a regime of adjunctive therapies. Maintaining good posture and exercise early can help manage cervical spondylosis very effectively.
Cervical Spondylosis Surgery
Although rarely necessary, severe cervical spondylosis may require surgery. Symptoms can worsen to a point where your functional ability to move your arms may deteriorate. For serious cases of progressive nerve damage and walking difficulties, surgery to remove bone spurs and portions of a disc can reduce the pressure on the nerves in the back. Our doctors in Singapore will be able to advise you on whether you require surgery for your cervical spondylosis.
If your condition has not improved despite standard non-invasive treatments, book a consultation with us here.
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