Living with pain is not an option. Even in later years, it's possible to alleviate these changes if treatment begins in a timely manner, at an appropriate physiotherapy centre that uses state-of-the-art treatment methods.
Do not delay your visit to the doctor, as just a few treatments can significantly improve your condition.
Cervical Spondylosis - Treatment at the Fizionova Center
Modern treatment for cervical spondylosis involves a combination of procedures aimed at reducing inflammation, relieving nerve pressure, strengthening muscles for better spinal support, and much more. The key to effective therapy lies in the individual approach practiced at the Fizionova Center, where each patient receives a suitable combination of treatments for the best results.
Protocol for diagnosing cervical spondylosis:
Spinal decompression on the Triton machine involves treatment on a state-of-the-art machine designed to quickly and effectively reduce nerve pressure, resulting in immediate reductions in pain, less tingling, and reduced loss of sensation in the arms.
IMS is an acupuncture program that helps release pinched nerves and reduces pain in the neck and shoulders.
Cold laser therapy targets the site of inflammation to reduce pain and inflammation levels, promote faster tissue regeneration, and speed up recovery.
The combination of electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy restores spinal mobility and reduces pressure at the affected site.
Radial wave therapy is another modern procedure that improves circulation, reduces pain, and has no side effects, making it suitable for cervical spondylosis.
Kinesitherapy is a method of physical therapy that strengthens muscles and provides better support for proper spinal alignment through correct movement.
FSWT - Focused Shockwave Therapy is performed on another modern device that uses acoustic waves to stimulate the recovery of bones, tendons, and other soft tissues in the body. It's excellent for cervical spondylosis because it regenerates tissue properly connected to the vertebrae.
Don't wait for your condition to worsen. Therapy should start when the pain is still in the initial or acute phase. For additional information, please call us at 011/21 00 588, and our specialists will conduct a detailed diagnosis.
What is spondylosis, and what are its causes?
Spondylosis is a degenerative change in the spine, primarily caused by ageing, but it can also result from improper movements under load that damage the spine. Genetics has a significant influence, so spondylosis is more common in hereditary lines. Previous spine injuries can also lead to degenerative changes in the vertebrae.
Spondylosis progresses faster in individuals with limited spinal mobility, those who sit a lot, and those who don't engage in physical activities, so these degenerative changes are also occurring in younger people.
Damage can be seen in X-ray images as thickening and changes in the shape of the vertebrae, the disc spaces, ligaments, and the intervertebral space. The condition gradually worsens, requiring patients to seek help and find the best treatment system because these issues affect their daily lives.
Which parts of the spine are most commonly affected by spondylosis?
The entire spinal column is prone to vertebral ossification, but spondylosis typically occurs at the transition between mobile and static parts of the spine. As a result, it is most commonly diagnosed as cervical spondylosis and lumbar spondylosis, covering the thoracic (middle part of the spine), lumbar (lower part), and lumbosacral (lower back) regions.
Cervical spondylosis occurs when the vertebrae are stressed due to poor head and neck posture, and over time, this has lasting consequences. While the neck has to support a head that weighs around 5 kg, other parts of the spine can be compromised and experience increased strain due to incorrect movements, which leads to damage to the vertebral column and vertebral ossification.
What symptoms indicate the presence of cervical spondylosis?
Cervical spondylosis initially presents mild symptoms that occur after long periods of poor head and neck posture. However, the condition worsens over time, with some of the most common symptoms being:
- Pain when moving the neck, varying in intensity.
- Pain that radiates across the shoulders, between the shoulder blades, concentrating at the base of the skull, and possibly extending down the arm to the fingers.
- Morning stiffness that makes achieving full neck movement difficult until the joints are activated.
- As cervical spondylosis progresses, it can cause tingling in the fingers and hand, along with loss of sensation and clumsiness.
- If left untreated, acute pain can evolve into chronic pain with varying intensity, affecting the cervical part of the spine.
X-rays confirm the diagnosis, allowing for the application of the right therapy that won't exacerbate the delicate condition and will help the spine regain its function.
Cervical Spondylosis and Headaches - Causes
If all other causes of persistent headaches are ruled out, the source of the problem may lie in cervical spondylosis. Tension headaches (pain in the back of the head) are one of the primary symptoms that may indicate cervical spine ossification. These headaches result from muscle tension and nerve pressure, which can cause discomfort.
Spinal Spondylosis - How It Develops and Its Symptoms
Spinal spondylosis most often occurs after straining, lifting heavy objects, or engaging in specific movements. The ossification of the spine is a natural part of the ageing process, but it can also result from injuries or poor posture, leading to degenerative changes
These changes manifest through acute or chronic pain, tingling down the legs, reduced sensation in the legs and, especially, the feet. Pain can be triggered by coughing or laughter and can cause muscle spasms in the lower back.
Over time, spinal mobility decreases, especially when straightening the spine backwards.
Treatment of Spinal Spondylosis at Fizionova - Exercises as Preventative Therapy
In addition to all therapies targeting painful areas using the latest equipment, exercises are preventive therapy designed to maintain spinal mobility, strengthen muscles, and reduce tension in them.
In addition to exercise, weight loss is recommended, which reduces the spinal load and improves posture, leading to less nerve compression and less frequent pain. If you notice changes and pain, seek a proper diagnosis.
Osteoporosis is a degenerative change that cannot be reversed, but its symptoms can be alleviated, and progression can be significantly slowed down.
Don't live with pain, and don't accept limitations. Schedule an examination at Fizionova Center, which, with top-notch equipment and experts, can help in every situation.
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Dr Jelena Kluz-Đurđević, a specialist in physical medicine
After a conversation with the patient, Dr. Jelena will conduct an examination to obtain a more comprehensive view of your health status, helping to determine whether it's an injury or a diagnosis.
The examination lasts for 30 minutes and includes: