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IX   - Cervical spondylosis & Sciatica - "pain in the neck"!
 
MRI OF CERVICAL & LUMBAR

Neck pain and back pain sometimes radiating to arm and leg respectively are quiet common because of occupational strain (working with computers / type writers) incorrect Postures and increased use of vehicles.

The common symptoms are stiff neck, neck pain, and restriction of movement, radiating pain, numbness& weakness of hand.

Sciatica: Back pain, radiating to the leg, increased on standing or walking.

TREATMENT:

1. Conservative: - Rest, analgesics (pain killers) & physiotherapy cure 80% of the cases.

2. Surgical decompression is needed in some severe cases.

PREVENTION:

1. Maintaining good postures while sitting, standing and sleeping.

2. Using ergonomically designed chairs.

3. Practicing proper body mechanics while doing tasks.

4. Balanced diet, weight and regular exercise.



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