Cervical spondylosis is the name given to a common medical disorder in which the spinal discs in the neck (cervical spine) wear down for some reason. The cervical discs increasingly wear and tear with age, resulting in structural disintegration. The fluid that exists between the cervical discs is lost, causing the spine to stiffen and cause cervical pain. As a result, conditions such as osteoarthritis and bone spurs can develop. This illness is also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis. It causes alterations in the bones, discs, and joints of the neck’s spine. Neurologist in Shivaji Nagar Pune.
Causes of Cervical Spondylosis
Cervical spondylosis is a degenerative condition that affects millions of people worldwide. According to studies, it is observable in the majority of adults over the age of 50. The most prevalent cause of degenerative disease is regular wear and tear caused by aging. The deterioration process often begins in middle age.
Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis
One of the fascinating things regarding cervical spondylosis is that there could be no indications of the disorder developing. It is determined by how the shrinking or compressed disc affects the space in the spine through which the spinal cord and nerve roots travel. Cervical nerves could be pinched if the spinal cord is compressed.
Osteophytes are bone spurs that, in most circumstances, are a natural part of the aging process. Spurs form as a result of new bone cells getting formed in areas where they would not typically grow during the bone rejuvenation process. They are frequently associated with diseases such as degenerative disc, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis. Many people may not have symptoms; however, it is dependent on how they develop.
Cervical spondylosis symptoms vary in each person; however, the following are the most prevalent:
- Neck Stiffness
- Instability to maintain balance or lack of coordination
- Tingling or numbness in the shoulders, arms, hands, legs, or feet
- Neck Pain
- Difficulty Walking
- When moving the neck, there feels a grinding sensation
If there is a rapid appearance of numbness or weakness in multiple regions of the body, or problems with or loss of bowel or bladder control, it is critical to seek medical attention immediately soon.
Who Is Inclined to Developing Cervical Spondylosis?
The following individuals are most at risk of acquiring cervical spondylosis:
- A neck injury in the past
- Jobs requiring frequent neck motions or postures that place additional strain on the neck, such as frequent lifting or reaching overhead
- Individuals above the age of 60
- Genetic Factors
- Obesity or overweight
- Had spinal surgery in the past
Cigarette smoking has also been linked to the progression of degenerative disc disorder in the cervical spine. Smoking has a harmful effect on blood vessels, making it difficult for intervertebral discs to be nourished.
Dr. Amol Mahajani
Special interest in treating headache(migraine) vertigo,stroke, epilepsy, and other neurological disorder Attached to Sancheti, Joshi,Ratna,Sanjeevan hospitals in Pune Attends satellite OPD every Saturday at Narayangaon at Varadi Medical.