Cervical Spondylosis is also called cervical osteoarthritis. It is a condition involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck. These changes are caused by the normal wear-and-tear of aging. With age, the discs of the cervical spine gradually break down, lose fluid, and become stiffer. Cervical spondylitis usually occurs in middle-aged and elderly people.
Cervical spondylitis most often causes neck pain and stiffness. Although cervical spondylitis is rarely progressive, corrective surgery can be helpful in severe cases.
Bad posture and sticking to computers all the time can lead to early degenerative changes in the cervical spine.
The symptoms of CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS include:
· Neck stiffness and pain
· Headache that may originate in the neck
· Pain in the shoulder or arms
· Inability to fully turn the head or bend the neck, sometimes interfering with driving
· Grinding noise or sensation when the neck is turned. You must try some neck pain exercises in order to relieve pain
Symptoms of cervical spondylitis tend to improve with rest. Symptoms are most severe in the morning and again at the end of the day. There is treatment for shoulder pain too, something you should not ignore.