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What is Neck Arthritis?

What is Neck Arthritis?

Arthritis in the neck - arthritis, which is a term used synonymously with degeneration, wear and tear, or deterioration, is the breakdown of a region.  It starts to create jagged edges in the bones making nerve pressure come about easier.  There are also arthritic conditions that present with inflammation as well.  An example would be rheumatoid arthritis.

When degenerative changes occue in the bones of the cervical spine and also in the disc spaces, it is often referred to as Cervcial spondylosis. Another is cervical degeneration. Arthritis of the neck can go by a few a different terms. 
What Does Neck Arthritis Look Like On X-ray?

What Does Neck Arthritis Look Like On X-ray?

To understand how Arthritis shows up on an x-ray, its first important to see to what a normal neck looks like on an x-ray without arthritis. 


Normal Neck X-ray

Normal Neck X-ray

Normal Cervical Curve - Notice the Nice C Curve Created with the Vertebra and the nice spaces between the bones
How does degeneration show up in the cervical spine?  Through bone spurs and changes in the bones and the discs. When we start to have too much movement in the cervical spine (something that can happen with age), the body attemps to stabilize it self- one of ways it does this is through the creation of bone spurs. Bone spurs serve to attempt to increase the surface area of hypermobile vertebral joints and to stabilize that. But this does not happen successfully and it doesn't increase the join't surface area. Instead the bone spurs can become a source of pain. They can put pressure on the spinal nerves, leading to pain in the body and the muscles. Other things that can happen is that the disc space between bones can begin to decrease. This disc space is very important as it acts as a shock absorber for the activites of our daily living. 


Here is what Degeneration Looks Like in the C Spine:

Here is what Degeneration Looks Like in the C Spine:

Notice the Beginning of Bones Spurs and also the narrowing of space between the Vertebrae.
What Treatment Options are Available for Arthritis?

What Treatment Options are Available for Arthritis?

Moist Heat Therapy

Moist Heat Therapy

Moist heat therapy helps to relax the muscles and feels great. It also helps the mobility of the joints. 
Recommended Treatment #1: Heat

Recommended Treatment #1: Heat

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Digital Moist Heat Pad 14"x14" SquareDigital Moist Heat Pad 14"x14" SquareDigital Moist Heating Pad. 14"x14" Medium Size
Digital Moist Heat Pad 14"x27" RectangleDigital Moist Heat Pad 14"x27" RectangleDigital Moist Heating Pad. 14"x27" Large Size
Digital Moist Heat Pad 14"x7" RectangleDigital Moist Heat Pad 14"x7" RectangleDigital Moist Heating Pad. 14"x7" Rectangle Size
Work on the Muscles

Work on the Muscles

A Tens unit can help with muscle spasms and soreness associated with arthritis.
Recommended Treatment #2: Tens or Trigger Point Therapy

Recommended Treatment #2: Tens or Trigger Point Therapy

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Jeanie Rub Massager Variable SpeedJeanie Rub Massager Variable SpeedThe Jeanie Rub has a variable speed delivers a custom massage between 1400 and 4600 rpm.  This massager has an easily adjustable rheostat switch lets you be in control.
Portable Tens Electrotherapy UnitPortable Tens Electrotherapy UnitThis portable "T.E.N.S unit" is a pocket size, battery-operated device that sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. Analog
Portable Tens Electrotherapy Unit- DigitalPortable Tens Electrotherapy Unit- DigitalThis portable "T.E.N.S unit" is a pocket size, battery-operated device that sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. Digital
TheraCane Home Massager ToolTheraCane Home Massager ToolHome Massager Tool for tender trigger points and knots in your back
Gentle Neck Traction

Gentle Neck Traction

Neck Traction can help someone with artertis as it helps to open up spaces between vertebra and joint spaces. 
Recommended Treatment #2 Cervical Traction

Recommended Treatment #2 Cervical Traction

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Cervical Traction Collar for Neck StretchingCervical Traction Collar for Neck StretchingAn Inflatable Cervical Collar  that creates effective neck traction for Neck Pain Relief. One Size Fits Most.
Cervical Traction Posture Pump 1100Cervical Traction Posture Pump 1100The Posture Pump 1100 Cervical Traction unit dramatically reinforces the neck curve. It gets to the cause of neck stiffness, pain and discomfort fast.
Neck Stretching Traction CollarNeck Stretching Traction CollarAn Inflatable Cervical Collar  that creates effective neck traction for Neck Pain Relief. Availabe in Regular size and Large Size
Omni Cervical Relief Pillow For Neck TractionOmni Cervical Relief Pillow For Neck TractionGently Stretch Your Neck for Neck Pain Relief, Headache Relief and Pinched Nerve in the Neck. 
Sleep with A Contoured Neck Pillow

Sleep with A Contoured Neck Pillow

Support the proper curvature of your cervical spine. You can do this by using a contoured cervical pillow to sleep on. At first this might be difficult. But you will find more pain relief from arthritis if you align your cervical spine properly while sleeping. 
Recommended Treatment #4: Use a Support Neck Pillow

Recommended Treatment #4: Use a Support Neck Pillow

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Arc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow MediumArc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow MediumThe Arc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow offers superior comfort, promotes good posture, provides proper neck support while you sleep. Medium 24"x17". Regular Support.
Arc4life Linear Gravity Support Neck PillowArc4life Linear Gravity Support Neck PillowSupport Pillow with 2 Neck Rolls. Available in Small, Medium and Large 
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Arc4life Natural Alignment Neck Pillow Soft SupportArc4life Natural Alignment Neck Pillow Soft SupportGentler and Softer fiber pillow that supports and aligns your neck while sleeping: 24"x17"
Tri Core Cervical Support Neck Pillow GENTLE SupportTri Core Cervical Support Neck Pillow GENTLE SupportA Firm Neck Support Pillow. 24"x17"
Pain Relief Gels that Work Well for Arthritis of Any Type

Pain Relief Gels that Work Well for Arthritis of Any Type

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Recommended Treatment #5: Use a Pain Relief Gel

Recommended Treatment #5: Use a Pain Relief Gel

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Cryoderm Heat Pain Relief with MSMCryoderm Heat Pain Relief with MSM
Cryoderm Heat Pain Relief with MSM [16 oz Lotion}Cryoderm Heat Pain Relief with MSM [16 oz Lotion}
Sombra Warm Therapy CreamSombra Warm Therapy Cream
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Cryoderm Heat Pain Relief with MSMCryoderm Heat Pain Relief with MSMCryoderm Heat. Comes in Lotion or Roll On
Sombra Warm Therapy CreamSombra Warm Therapy CreamUse sombra warm therapy cream in conjunction with heat therapy for muscle aches, sprains, strains, arthritis, back pain,neck pain and chronic conditions. 4 oz 
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