Question: I have a neck sprain for about 4-5 months, it causes pain in my neck shoulders and arms. I have also got pain and numbness in my both hands / fingers. I’ve taken paracitamol and buprofen, but it has no effect. Can you tell me what should I do?
Causes of Cervical Spondylosis Pain
Your symptoms are indicative of cervical spondylosis.
- Neck pain could be due to a number of reasons. The Cervical vertebrae are highly sensitive to pain and disorders related to these vertebrae causes pain.
- Pain in the neck and shoulders, numbness and reduced sensation in the hands and / or fingers is produced by disorders compressing the nerves that come out from the cervical region. The commonest cause of development of cervical spondylosis is a contraction or a spasm of the para vertebral neck muscles.
Cervical Spondylosis Treatment
- Individuals who have a desk bound job, who work in front of the computer, ought to take small, frequent breaks and do simple neck exercises.
- A soft cervical collar may be worn to limit neck movement to allay nerve irritation.
- Physical therapy / physiotherapy: Cold-hot cervical traction or an active exercise schedule helps lessen the pain.
- Gentle massage with warm sesame seed oil, over the neck muscles and the shoulder joints will prove highly beneficial.