What is uncovertebral spurring and how to treat it?

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What is it and how to treat it?
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Uncovertebral spurring is also called hyperplasia of uncovertebral joint. The hyperplasia of uncovertebral joint can press the spinal nerve and cause cervical spondylosis. One of the reasons of hyperplasia of uncovertebral joint is the age.

A light level of hyperplasia of uncovertebral joint can cause pain and uncomfortableness of neck. You may not be able to move your neck freely. Depending on this condition, doctor can use drug treatment, cervical traction and cervical collar to fix the neck. There is a big chance that the hyperplasia of uncovertebral joint will get better after 3 months’ treatment.

If the hyperplasia of uncovertebral joint is serious, it will press the spinal nerve which can cause pain and numbness of your upper body. At this situation, a removal surgery is necessary to cut the spurring to reduce the pressure.

Call your doctor if you have signs and symptoms.
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