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Cervical Spondylosis, or cervical osteoarthritis, is not a specific condition but rather a catch-all term to describe deterioration in the neck joints which affect both sexes over the age of 40.
Indications of Cervical Sponylosis
- Feeling off-balance
- Stiffness in the legs or neck
- Neck pain
- Lack of strength or numbness in the legs or arms
- Difficulties with bladder control
These conditions are simply a function of age and get progressively worse as one gets older. Ironically, many of these conditions are caused by the body trying to heal itself. As with broken bones, where new bone-growth is stimulated additional bone forms causing protrusions or bone spurs.
If you were to look at an X-Ray, CT Scan or MRI (which your doctor may recommend for you) you would notice that everybody later in life has some form of cervical spondylosis. It’s just natural. Thankfully, most people don’t experience the worst symptoms such as stiffness, muscle spasms and pain.
This post is based on information from:
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book – 4th edition – copyright 2009 Mayo Foundation For Medical Education and Research. P. 571-2