Cervical Spondylosis

What is Cervical Spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis can happen generally at any ager age, affecting the spinal disks in your neck. As the disks dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop, including bony projections along the edges of bones (bone spurs). Cervical spondylosis is very common and gets severe with age.

 

Most people experience no symptoms from these problems. When symptoms do occur, nonsurgical treatments often are effective.

 

What are the symptoms of a Cervical Spondylosis?

There are many cases, where a person experiences no pain at all. When symptoms do occur, they typically include pain and stiffness in the neck.

Cervical Spondylitis symptoms

Sometimes, cervical spondylosis results in a narrowing of the space needed by the spinal cord and the nerve roots that pass through the spine to the rest of your body. If the spinal cord or nerve roots become pinched, you might experience:

  • Numbness, irritation or tingling and weakness in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Difficulty in walking and balancing
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

What are the complications of a Cervical Spondylosis?

If the roots of your nerve or cord becomes compressed as a result of cervical spondylosis, the damage can be permanent.