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Why Physiotherapy Is Very Important In Cervical Stenosis?

Physiotherapy Plays An Important Role In Cervical Stenosis. Contact best physiotherapy in BTM Layout.

What is Cervical Stenosis?

In our body, we have a backbone or we called it a spine. The spine made up of series of vertebrae just one above the other, in the neck region seven vertebrae from the cervical spine. through the vertebrae, the cervical canal runs which cover the spinal cord.

The spinal cord contains a series of major nerves that run throughout the arms and legs. Those nerves are mainly responsible for our legs and arms movements, sensations, including the bowel and bladder movements control. Top class physiotherapy in BTM Layout for cervical stenosis is Pro Physiotherapy.

Narrowing of the spinal canal happens in the case of cervical stenosis. It occurs as the age progresses, with increasing age the intervertebral disc which is presented between two vertebrae starts to lack water contents and it becomes hard.

The disc space reduces as it shrinks and also sticks out in the spinal canal. Also, the intervertebral disc protrudes or bulge into the spinal canal, which causes the narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing of the spinal canal causes creating pressure on the spinal cord, which leads to a condition in the neck region we called it cervical myelopathy which affects our peripheral nerve function.

In cervical stenosis usually, you will not see any symptoms. You can notice the symptoms when the spinal stenosis advances to cervical myelopathy. The result of cervical myelopathy, the patient may feel mainly neck pain and it may go through the arms up to the fingers what we call this radiating pain as radiculopathy.

The patient may also feel weakness around the neck, the arm, also finds it difficult to move the neck and hand, as the disease advances. In the advanced stage of the condition, the patient also experiences incontinence.

Symptoms may develop gradually or very rapidly. Searching for the best physiotherapist for cervical ( neck pain) treatment, contact Pro physiotherapy in Jayanagar for an experienced female physiotherapist.

In this kind of case, early detection plays an important role to prevent further progress and makes treatment much effective and easier. After a thorough evaluation, your doctor or physiotherapist may refer you to go for an MRI(Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Computed Tomography (CT) scan to confirm the level of severity and the exact level of the spinal canal. May be your specialist will refer you for some other related tests to be done for a complete diagnosis.

What are the treatments for Cervical Stenosis?

Depending on the severity of cervical stenosis, treatments may be conservative treatment like physiotherapy, medication, and injections, or surgical/operative. For mild cases, physiotherapy is the most useful way of treatment. if the case is severe, the patient is not able to move his arms and/or legs, pain is very severing with radiating pain, difficulty in walking and bowel, and bladder control is also affected then surgery is the best choice.

By doing the physiotherapy, the narrowing of the cervical stenosis will not reduce and physiotherapy will not bring back the stenosis normal in size. But physiotherapy in stenosis helps to reduce or manage long term pain and increase the function that to help further damages and patients can avoid surgery.

Physiotherapy in cervical stenosis starts with managing the pain by using electrotherapy like TENS, IFT, Ultrasonic therapy, etc. to reduce the pain physiotherapist also uses manual therapy and massage therapy. Next, to improve the flexibility of the neck, arms, and legs physiotherapist uses the stretching exercises.

To improve blood circulation and endurance it’s important to do aerobic exercises like swimming, treadmill, etc. The physiotherapist also starts a customized strengthening exercise program that suits your condition.

Most of the exercises you have to perform under the supervision of your physiotherapist. But, your physiotherapist may prescribe you some exercise to perform independently in your home.

After one or two months of supervised physiotherapy, patients also perform in his/her home than after things will improve. By chance, the condition does not improve than to consult t your surgeon. Most probably your surgeon will suggest you go for surgery.

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