Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck. This condition is often used to describe degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis. Neck injuries, your age, occupation (jobs that involve repetitive neck motions), and genetic factors all are potential risk factors. Smoking can also be a contributing factor.
Cervical spondylosis may not cause symptoms until it reaches a critical point. When symptoms do occur, they usually include pain and stiffness in the neck. If the spinal cord or nerve roots become pinched, you might experience:
This condition is a degeneration of the spine that can affect the spine at any level, resulting in pain and discomfort that can grow worse over time. As you age, the bones and cartilage that make up your neck and backbone can gradually change.
You might experience the following:
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