Neck Arthritis 

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The muscles present in the neck aid the movement of head rightward, leftward, upwards, or downwards. A situation of crisis originates when pain develops in the neck which if left unchecked may further mature into so called neck arthritis or cervical spondylosis. The neck pain is usually caused from either of the nerve, joints, muscle, or ligament problem of the spine
As we all know the spinal cord is the longest bone in human body, it assists in providing the basic structure to human frame, the neck bone is the continued portion of the spine, which also includes the muscles, nerves, and the cushioning discs present in between them. Neck pain is usually felt like a jerk and may occur due to any of the following
1) Muscle pulls
2) Ligament wear and tear
3) Nerve stretch
4) Joints problem
5) OR, simply due to problem even in the shoulder, jaw, head and upper arms.
Neck arthritis is a disease caused by the abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck, also sometimes doe to deposit of minerals in cushions between the vertebrae (cervical disks).It results into the abnormal growth of the bones of the neck causing intolerable amount of pain and sufferings. Progressive pain in the neck is a basic symptom of cervical spondylosis.
Arthritis today has become so common throughout the world perhaps, due to the unhealthy practices prevalent in the world. Long working hours on computers, watching TV or sitting idly in one stagnant position are one amongst those many causes leading to neck arthritis.
In simple words, neck arthritis is a chronic and inflammatory disease of discs and bones.
Some of the key symptoms associated with neck arthritis include
a) Pain in the neck or shoulder
b) Headaches in the posterior portion of the head
c) Stiffness in the neck
d) Pain and difficulty in rotating or bending the neck.
The neck pain sometimes could be so chronic so that it may pass down even to your shoulders.
It is advisable to consult a physician if any of the symptoms occur persistently. Under his investigation you shall be subjected to a thorough physical examination, which may sometimes be proceeded by several tests such as x-rays, CT scans, MRI, Myelograms. In some cases blood samples or synovial fluid is also taken to confirm the diagnosis of a disease and track disease activity.
Basically, there is no hard and fast rule associated with the treatment of neck arthritis from its pernicious roots. Treatment aims to reduce the pain and inflammation of the joints thereby preventing further spread of the disorder in the other body parts. A neck band or brace is sometimes tied around the neck to partially immobilize the neck and check further damage. Exercises and yoga are the best treatment present to cure all such types of disorders. Besides, anti inflammatory drugs can also be taken on the written prescription of a physician
Avoid long duration of computer activities, or watching TV, ensure you sit in the correct posture without stressing a particular bone or muscle. 


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