First and foremost, you need to understand that arthritis of the neck or Cervical Spondylosis is an unshakable part of old age. Panicking will do you no good if you have this condition. Since the condition starts with a mild to severe neck pain, your primary concern will fall on how you will make yourself comfortable by easing the pain. You will be experiencing other symptoms once the disease starts to progress. Other clinical manifestation won't somehow appear at all when you focus on making the neck pain disappear as early as its onset.
If the neck pain is still mild, you can apply hot or cold compress in the affected area for a fast relief. Massaging the neck can also be beneficial as it can ease both neck stiffness and throbbing pain. Other exercises like stretching your hands, arms, shoulders and of course, your neck can also make the pain disappear and will eventually make each neck movement a lot more comfortable.
If you sit and walk with your back straight and following your body curvature, then you have a greater chance of avoiding cervical spondylosis which can manifest at an early age. Specific exercises such as swimming and walking can also prevent the disease from surfacing as these exercises were designed to tone your muscles and make your bones stronger. Decreasing overhead work like carrying heavy loads might help in the development of a straight spine which will eventually contribute to a good posture.
Consuming a lot of healthy vegetables can be helpful with people suffering from Cervical Spondylosis. Specific yoga techniques were also recommended to alleviate the condition.
If you suspect that you already have this condition by experiencing persistent neck pain that is advancing to your back, it is best that you consult your doctor. Asking the advice of experts is a good idea if the neck pain already comes along with other clinical signs and symptoms. Other medical conditions can be ruled out by scheduling a check-up. Specific tests will be done to determine if you have Cervical Spondylosis or the signs are pointing to another medical condition.
Your doctor would also prescribe several medicines to temporarily relieve your neck pain. If the oral medications along with other adjunct therapies are deemed useless then a surgical procedure will be recommended by your doctor. For better understanding, the procedure will be thoroughly explained by your doctor.
Although surgery is the last option if you already have cervical spondylosis, the best remedy is still to responsibly take your medications on time. Whatever treatment option you will choose, this will still be subject to the approval of your doctor.