Cervical spinal degeneration is the bones, discs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons in your neck wearing down. It contains the spinal cord that sends messages from the brain and allows you to move in all directions. Due to the fact that it is a delicate your cervical spine is at risk for developing a number of medical conditions. Often the cause of the pain is from damage or wear on the discs in the neck. These discs are gel like and often wear due to aging and cannot be repaired by the body.
Often the causes of cervical spinal degeneration are genetics, obesity, smoking, aging, accidents, and sports injuries. The symptoms are neck pain, arm pain and stiffness, nerve pain, pins and needles feeling in the arms, shoulders and fingers, numbness, weakness, and pain worsens with movement. This condition can make doing every day tasks hard.
Worsening symptoms are difficulty moving your arms and legs, problems with balance, poor coordination, loss of bowel and bladder control, and weakness or numbness beneath the neck. At NuView Health Medical we want to help you with your pain. Call to make an appointment and learn about your treatment options.
When you come in to our in to our office for an appointment our chiropractor will give you a complete physical and review your medical history. Your tests will include testing the neck’s range of motion and the doctor may ask you to move in certain ways. We will take images of the neck to see more conclusive results. It may be an MRI, CAT scan, or X-rays. At that point, we can make an accurate diagnosis. There are several medical conditions caused by cervical spinal degeneration.
Chiropractic care is used to provide spinal adjustments to the neck and our chiropractors is trained in several different techniques. It relieves pressure, improves circulation, and reduces pain. Often a combination of therapies are used to treat this condition. Massage therapy is another option. At our center we offer several different kinds of massage therapy. We have deep tissue massage therapy that releases pain and manipulate tissue close to the bones.
Physical therapy will be provided to help you with exercise and movement in the neck. The therapist will design a program that works for your specific condition. Our therapist guides you through your exercises and movements. The therapist may suggest exercises to do at home. We will work with your doctor and refer you to a surgeon in serious cases.
Don’t suffer with neck or back pain. Contact our NYC office for an appointment today. We are centrally located near the following zip codes: 10036, 10020, 10019,10017, 10022. We are located near Rockefeller Center too. Contact us at (212) 588-0707 for an appointment.
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