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Cervical Spond

Cervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). It is a common cause of chronic neck pain. Cervical spondylosis is caused by chronic wear on the cervical spine. This includes the disks or cushions between the neck vertebrae and the joints between the bones of the cervical spine. There may be abnormal growths or "spurs" on the bones of the spine (vertebrae).

Symptoms

  • Pain in the neck and upper back- may aggravate while standing or sitting, at night, while you sneeze cough or laugh, during neck movements etc.

  • Neck stiffness that gets worse over time

  • Numbness or abnormal sensations in the shoulders, arms, or (rarely) legs

  • Headaches, especially in the back of the head

Trapezitis

Trapezitis is an inflammatory pain arising from the trapezius muscle (Picture 1) causing a severe neck spasm. This muscle lies at the back of the neck and helps in shrugging movement of the shoulders along with upward movement of the head. Unlike torticollis.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the upper back and around the neck sometimes radiating down to the arm, forearm and hand because of spondylosis

  • Spasm

  • Tightness/ stiffness

Pain in Upper Back

Upper back pain is any type of pain or discomfort throughout the back side of the chest and upper abdominal area. The upper back area includes the shoulder blades and where the rib cage connects to the thoracic (chest region) spine.

Cervical Radiculopathy

disease of the cervical nerve roots, often manifesting as neck or shoulder pain. It’s a Neurology Irritation of nerve roots of the neck due to a herniation or prolapse of a intervertebral disk from its normal position, which impinge on nearby nerves resulting in pain and neurologic.

Causes

Damage can occur as a result of pressure from material from a ruptured disc, degenerative changes in bones, arthritis or other injuries that put pressure on the nerve roots. In middle-aged people, normal degenerative changes in the discs can cause pressure on nerve roots. In younger people, cervical radiculopathy tends to be the result of a ruptured disc, perhaps as a result of trauma or poor posture. This disc material then compresses the nerve root, causing pain.

Symptoms

The main symptom of cervical radiculopathy is pain that spreads into the arm, neck, chest, upper back and/or shoulders. A person with radiculopathy may experience muscle weakness and/or numbness or tingling in fingers or hands. Other symptoms may include lack of coordination, especially in the hands.

 
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