Lumbar / Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a degenerative condition characterized by the age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal discs in the neck. As these discs dehydrate and shrink over time, osteoarthritic changes occur, leading to the formation of bony projections known as bone spurs along the edges of the bones.

This condition is prevalent and tends to worsen with age, with more than 85% of people over the age of 60 experiencing cervical spondylosis to some degree. While many individuals may not exhibit any symptoms, those who do can often find relief through nonsurgical treatments.


The majority of people with cervical spondylosis do not experience any symptoms. However, when symptoms do manifest, they commonly include:

  • Neck Pain: Pain and stiffness in the neck.

In some cases, cervical spondylosis can lead to the narrowing of the spinal canal within the vertebrae, which can result in:

  • Neurological Symptoms:
    • Tingling, numbness, and weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet.
    • Lack of coordination and difficulty walking.
    • Loss of bladder or bowel control.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.