Cervical stenosis is a condition of the spine that essentially refers to narrowing. Spinal stenosis of the cervical area occurs either centrally or laterally. Common conditions associated with cervical stenosis include cervical herniated disc, cervical arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and whiplash.
Cervical Stenosis Symptoms
Symptoms associated with cervical stenosis include intermittent pain in the upper back and neck, muscle pain in the neck, and sever pain in the neck that may radiate into the shoulder and arm. In addition cervical stenosis may result in headaches and lower back pain.
Diagnosis of Cervical Stenosis
The diagnosis of cervical stenosis is generally made through diagnositc imaging. Cervical stenosis is easily visualized with x-rays or MRI studies where narrowing of the bony elements can be clearly seen.
Cervical Stenosis Treatment
Treatment of cervical stenosis might include neck traction or spinal decompression, cervical herniated disc treatment, treatment of pinched nerve pain, and neck pain relief exercises. Spinal stenosis of the cervical area is often treated with epidural steroid injections, which can be an effective pinched nerve treatment in reducing inflammation. Cervical stenosis can even be treated with surgical intervention in severe cases.
What Can You Do About Cervical Stenosis?
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