About Cervical Degenerative Joint Disease
A common cause of cervical neck pain, cervical degenerative joint disease occurs when there are degeneration and inflammation of the facet joints.
- Common causes of facet joint irritation include:
- Degeneration over time.
- Backward motions that can create compressions.
- A sudden fall or trauma.
- Genetic factors.
- Repetitive stress injuries.
- Pain in the neck or pain was spreading to shoulder blade and arm.
- Pain and tenderness localized at the level of the facet joint that is involved.
- Muscle spasms and changes in posture in response to the injury.
- A loss of motion.
- Loss of normal cervical curvature.
- Anti-inflammatory drugs and other pain medications.
- Apply heat.
- An especially, designed workout regiment.
- Steroidal medicines.
- Facet joint injections.
- Physical therapy.