Arthritis of the Neck
Arthritis of the neck affects the joints between the 7 cervical vertebrae and causes pain and inflammation. There are several other conditions that exist that can cause inflammation in the neck including age-related degeneration of the bones or vertebral discs (separating the vertebrae), and traumatic injury to the neck structures. Pain from the arthritis in the neck can be very debilitating.
Symptoms of Arthritis of the Neck
- Stiffness and pain in the neck
- Decreased range of motion
- Arm, hand, or finger numbness and weakness
- Difficulty walking or balancing
- Muscle spasms
- Crepitus sounds while moving the neck
Causes of Arthritis of the Neck
- Previous neck injury
Treatment of Arthritis of the Neck
ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving inflammation and pain without the use of medication. Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients. Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.