Aster Prime Hospital does not offer any sort of employment in exchange for payment of money for any purpose whatsoever. If you receive any similar kind of offer from anyone representing Aster Prime Hospital, please send an email with the intimation and related documents to [email protected].
Cervical spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical disc disease, is a prevalent condition characterized by the degeneration of the cervical spine's discs and vertebrae. This degenerative process can result in a range of symptoms, including neck pain, stiffness, and radiating pain or numbness in the arms, along with occasional weakness of the limbs.

Treatment Options:

The management of cervical spondylosis varies depending on the severity of symptoms and the individual's unique circumstances. Initially, conservative approaches are typically recommended, which may include:

Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises and manual therapy techniques can help improve strength, flexibility, and posture, reducing pain and enhancing overall function.

Pain Medications: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, and analgesics may be prescribed to alleviate pain and inflammation associated with cervical spondylosis.

Lifestyle Modifications: Making adjustments to daily activities, ergonomic improvements, and practicing proper body mechanics can help minimize strain on the cervical spine and alleviate symptoms.

Interventional Pain Management:

In cases where conservative measures fail to provide sufficient relief, interventional pain management techniques may be recommended. These procedures, performed under local anesthesia as outpatient procedures, involve minimally invasive approaches to target specific areas of the spine affected by nerve compression or inflammation. Some common interventions include:

Epidural Steroid Injections: Delivering anti-inflammatory medications directly into the epidural space can help reduce pain and inflammation around the affected nerves.

Facet Joint Injections: By injecting a combination of anesthetic and steroid medications into the facet joints, pain relief and improved function can be achieved for patients with facet joint-related pain.

Nerve Blocks: Blocking the transmission of pain signals along specific nerve pathways can provide temporary relief for individuals experiencing severe or persistent pain.

Radiofrequency Ablation: This procedure involves using heat generated by radiofrequency energy to disrupt the function of targeted nerves responsible for transmitting pain signals, offering long-lasting pain relief for some patients.

Advanced Surgical Options:

In cases of severe or refractory cervical spondylosis, surgical intervention may be necessary to alleviate symptoms and restore spinal stability. Surgical options may include:

Spinal Fusion: This procedure involves fusing two or more vertebrae together to stabilize the spine and reduce pressure on affected nerves.

Disc Replacement: In selected cases, damaged cervical discs may be replaced with artificial implants to maintain spinal mobility while alleviating pain and dysfunction.


Cervical spondylosis can significantly impact an individual's quality of life, but with timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment, many patients can find relief from their symptoms and regain function. At Aster MIMS Kannur, we offer a comprehensive range of conservative and advanced treatment options, including interventional pain management techniques and state-of-the-art surgical procedures, to help individuals effectively manage cervical spondylosis and achieve optimal outcomes. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of cervical spondylosis, don't hesitate to reach out to our expert team for personalized care and guidance.


One Aster

Personalized Medical Assistant for all your healthcare needs.
Book instant appointment, pay securely, eConsult with our doctors and save all your health records at one place are some of the benefits of OneAster App. It is everything you need, to manage your family Health.


Scan QR Code To Download

* Registration available only for valid Indian mobile number