Spine Conditions

Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis, also known as arthritis of the neck or cervical osteoarthritis, is a common condition that affects the joints and discs in the neck. As people age, the discs and bones in the neck may wear down or degenerate, leading to cervical spondylosis. This condition can cause pain, stiffness, and other symptoms in the neck and upper body. Treatment for cervical spondylosis typically involves a combination of lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, and medication.


The symptoms of cervical spondylosis can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms or hands
  • Weakness in the arms or hands
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders
  • In severe cases, cervical spondylosis can also cause difficulty walking, bowel or bladder problems, and even paralysis.



Cervical spondylosis is primarily caused by the natural wear and tear that occurs in the neck over time. As people age, the discs and bones in the neck may degenerate, leading to the development of osteoarthritis. Other risk factors for cervical spondylosis include:

  • Previous neck injuries
  • Repetitive neck movements or activities
  • Poor posture
  • Genetics
  • Smoking

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