Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

   Home      Cervical Spondylosis
Cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck osteoarthritis, is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the joints in your neck. This condition usually appears in men and women older than 40 and progresses with age. As you age, the bones and cartilage that make up your backbone and neck gradually deteriorate, sometimes forming irregular bony outgrowths called bone spurs. These changes, which are characteristic of cervical spondylosis, occur in everyone's spine.
The signs and symptoms of cervical spondylosis are:
  • A stiff, painful neck
  • Shoulder, arm or chest pain
  • Tingling and pinprick sensations in the arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Numbness and weakness in the arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty walking
  • Abnormal reflexes
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control, or urinary or bowel retention
The most commonly used treatments are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) for pain relief. These drugs provide short-term pain relief but also decrease blood circulation to the muscles and joints. NSAIDs have potential side effects such as liver damage and gastric irritation.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat effectively a wide variety of painful conditions.  If you suffer from cervical spondylosis, acupuncture can offer pain relief naturally and with no adverse side effects. If you would like to pursue this form of alternative medicine treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.
Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA