Cervical Spondylosis

Diagram of the Cervical Spine (neck) showing normal anatomy
Diagram of the Cervical Spine (neck) showing normal anatomy

Cervical spondylosis is defined as arthritis of the neck.

The bones in the neck (or “cervical spine”) are affected by aging and the inevitable deterioration of arthritis in the joints.

Over time, arthritis of the neck (cervical spondylosis) may result from bony spurs and problems with ligaments and disks.

The spinal canal may narrow (stenosis) and compress the spinal cord and nerves to the arms. Injuries can also cause spinal cord compression.

The pain that results may range from mild discomfort to severe, crippling dysfunction.

4 November, 2012