What is Cervical Spondylosis?

What is Cervical Spondylosis?

Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a type of osteoarthritis that affects the cartilage and vertebrae in the neck. This condition primarily affects adults as they age, but children and teenagers can also develop it in certain instances. Statistics show that cervical spondylosis occurs in approximately 85 percent of people over the age of 60, although it can occur at any age.

Those affected by cervical spondylosis experience a variety of sympto arthritic conditions such as this. People who have very stiff ligaments may also find themselves dealing with cervical spondylosis as they age. Certain careers may also increase the likelihood of developing this type of condition. People who do similar repetitive movements everyday actually increase the amount of wear and tear on their joints and vertebrae, making spondylosis more likely. In addition, some things that can make this condition more likely are being overweight, smoking and not exercising.

Many people experience no sympto frequent falls in older people. In severe cases, the nerve roots in the neck may become narrow and cause tingling in the arms, hands and fingers.

It is important for those who have symptoid arthritis can be ruled out.

Treatment for this condition largely depends on the severity of sympto achieve optimal results.

People who have severe pain and do not get relief with traditional methods may be candidates for surgery. Docto strengthen neck muscles and improve overall health.

Cervical spondylosis can be painful, but there is help available with the proper diagnosis, evaluation and treatment plan. Once treatment is sought, many people are able to live normal, active lives.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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