Cervical Spondylosis

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Cervical spondylosis also known as arthritis of the neck, cervical osteoarthritis, or degenerative osteoarthritis, is a condition in which there is deterioration of the vertebrae, discs, and ligaments in the neck or cervical spine.

The cervical spine is the name given to the seven small vertebrae that start at the base of the skull and form the neck.
In cervical spondylosis, the edges of the vertebrae often develop bone spurs called osteophytes. As a person ages, the discs get thinner, and their function to act as shock absorbers is lost. This increases the risk of symptoms of cervical spondylosis.
Cervical spondylosis is extremely common. The condition usually appears in men and women older than 40 years, and it progresses with age. The condition most often causes pain and stiffness in the neck—although many people with cervical spondylosis experience no noticeable symptoms. In most cases, cervical spondylosis responds well to conservative treatment that includes medication and physical therapy.

Causes and Symptoms

Cervical spondylosis is generally caused by degenerative changes that occur in the spine as we age. These changes are normal and they occur in almost everyone.
Age is the most cause for cervical spondylosis. The condition is extremely common in patients who are middle-aged and older.
Other factors that may increase your risk for developing cervical spondylosis and neck pain include:

  1. Genetics — a family history of neck pain and spondylosis
  2. Smoking — clearly linked to increased neck pain
  3. Working at desks — jobs with lots of repetitive neck motion and overhead work
  4. Depression or anxiety
  5. Previous injury or trauma to the neck

Not all patients suffering from cervical spondylosis experience the usual symptoms. In fact, for a lot of them, cervical spondylosis causes no symptoms.
The most common complaint is pain caused by pressure being placed on surrounding nerve roots. If cervical spondylosis becomes very severe, patients may also complain of pain in the back of neck, tingling or muscle weakness in the arms or legs. Pinched nerves also frequently develop with this condition.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) are usually used to diagnose cervical spondylosis. MRI provides much more information because it shows the spinal cord and roots. CT does not do the same. However, both procedures show where the spinal canal is narrowed, how compressed the spinal cord is, and which spinal nerve roots may be affected.

Most cases of cervical spondylosis can be treated with neck braces and/or physical therapy. Your doctor may refer you for physical therapy. The physical therapist will help you reduce your pain using stretches. The therapist will show you how to do exercises that make your neck muscles stronger. You may also be advised to see a massage therapist, someone who performs acupuncture, or someone who does spinal manipulation (a chiropractor, osteopathic doctor, or physical therapist). Cold packs and heat therapy may help your pain when it flares up.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, naproxen sodium (Aleve), and ibuprofen (Advil) can help with the pain.
Surgery is only considered if the pain does not respond to these treatments, or you have a loss of movement or sensation. It is done to relieve the pressure on the nerves or spinal cord.

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The Institute of Neurosciences

The Institute of Neurosciences at CARE Hospitals is a comprehensive treatment centre for children and adults with neurological disorders. Our expert doctors and staff utilise advanced technology and their vast clinical knowledge to help treat a spectrum of brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve disorders.

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With access to the latest technology, The Institute of Neurosciences at CARE Hospitals is a hub for medical innovation. The department has a state-of-the-art laboratory, Ultrasound scans with Color Doppler, Operating microscope, Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyogram (EMG), Nerve conduction velocity test (NCV), Evoked Potentials (EP), etc.

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CARE Hospitals has a highly experienced team of doctors and healthcare professionals that works tirelessly to ensure the best possible clinical outcomes. At CARE Hospitals, we pride ourselves on creating an environment of excellence in diagnosis, treatment and academics and are dedicated to providing best in class treatment at affordable rates.

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Banjara Hills
Hyderabad – 500034

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Banjara Hills
Hyderabad – 500034

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105711

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CARE Hospitals, Nampally, Hyderabad, is the first hospital established by the CARE Hospitals Group in 1997. The hospital began as a 100-bed Heart Institute, focusing on cardiac care with a core team of 20 cardiologists, one operating theatre and one catheterization laboratory. The hospital was expanded and upgraded in the year 1998 and again in 2000 and is now a 266 bed facility.

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Exhibition Grounds Road
Nampally
Hyderabad – 500001

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1-4-908/7/1
Musheerabad
Hyderabad – 500020

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CARE Hospitals, Secunderabad, was established on 1st June 1998. It has earned the reputation of being the best family hospital in the neighborhood and has treated hundreds of patients successfully over the years.

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Near Clock Tower
Market Street
Secunderabad – 500003

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+91-40-30114500
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The new 275-beds CARE Hospitals near Hi-tech City, is strategically located in Hyderabad’s silicon hub and is one of the most modern facilities in the region. It offers personalized care to the software population in a 3,10,000 sq ft area with 13 floors.

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Old Mumbai Highway
Near Cyberabad Police Commissionerate
Hyderabad-500032

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+91-40-33623500–3999
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CARE Hospitals, Ramnagar, Visakhapatnam, is an integral part of the CARE Hospitals Group and has been delivering quality healthcare since 1999. It continues to uphold the CARE Group’s mission of providing guidance, care and relief to all patients. Care with compassion and emphasis on putting the patient’s interests above one’s own are the hallmarks of the Group.

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A S Raja Complex
Waltair Main Road, Ramnagar
Visakhapatnam – 530002

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+91-891-3041444
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+91 891 2522622

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CARE Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, made a name as a premier Heart Institute after its inception in 1999. On 11th December 2009, the hospital became part of the CARE Hospitals Group, and was re-launched by Mr. N. Sambasiva Rao, Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam.

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17-1-1, KGH Road
Maharanipeta
Visakhapatnam – 530002

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+91-0891-3067000
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+91 891 3067044/22

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The new CARE Hospitals at Railway New Colony introduces a bouquet of services for residents of the smart city. This is the third CARE Hospitals Group facility in the city. Like the other two hospitals in Vizag, the facility is well designed with comfortable seating arrangements in the OPD.

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43-9-201, SLV Arcade
Opp Sreekanya Theatre
Railway New Colony
Visakhapatnam – 530016

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+91-0891-2554811, 2754811, 2784811
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Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals

Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals is the leading corporate multispecialty hospital in Raipur, with 215 beds. The preferred hospital for the people of Chhattisgarh and the adjoining states, Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals strives to integrate new ideas and research with humane care and compassion. With the installation of a cath lab and commencement of cardiothoracic surgery, Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals is set to develop into a centre of cardiovascular care and an institution of excellence in the state of Chhattisgarh.

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Aurobindo Enclave,
Pachpedhi Naka,
Dhamtari Road
Raipur – 492001

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+91 771 3003364 /457/364

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CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, was inaugurated on 24th September 2007; full-fledged services started from October 2007 onwards. The 98-bed largest, private, multi-superspecialty corporate hospital in the city, it has experienced doctors, well-trained paramedical professionals and state-of-the-art equipment. CARE Hospitals has incorporated the latest techniques in patient care to stay abreast of the changing scenario in medical science while providing quality health care at an affordable price.

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Plot No 329/1929 (P),
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Bhubaneswar – 751016

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+91-674-3053200
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+91 9937299112

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The CARE Hospitals Group’s first greenfield hospital, and its second facility in the city, is now operational at Prachi Enclave, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. A state-of-the-art multi superspecialty hospital it offers services in the core specialties of Cardiac Sciences, Neuro Sciences, Renal Sciences, Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology and Orthopedics, as well as high-end Critical Care and Emergency medicine and all major specialties.

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Plot No. 324, Unit No. 42,
Prachi Enclave , Chandrasekharpur,
Bhubaneswar – 751016

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0674-3021999
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+91-7077711777

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3 Farmland, Panchsheel Square
Ramdaspeth, Wardha Road
Nagpur – 440012

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+91-712-3982222
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Galaxy CARE was recently upgraded to a multispecialty 125-bed facility. New services such as a Cath Lab have been added. The Laboratory, General Ward and Endocrinology Departments have come up on an entirely new fourth floor. With its modern infrastructure and vibrant colours that are more than matched by the energy and enthusiasm of the team.

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25-A Karve Road
Pune – 411004

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+91-20-30244100
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