Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck. As the disks dehydrate and shrink, signs of osteoarthritis develop, including bony projections along the edges of bones.
Interesting Facts about Cervical Spondylosis
1. Cervical spondylosis is very common and worsens with age. More than 85% of people older than age 60 are affected by cervical spondylosis.
2. For most people, cervical spondylosis causes no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, nonsurgical treatments often are effective.
3. It can cause vertigo, neck pain, upper limb weakness, finger numbness, and unstable blood pressure, These symptoms can have an impact on their daily life, leading to a decreased quality of life
4. The treatment of cervical spondylosis can be conducted through medical treatment, surgical treatment, and physical therapy.
How should cervical spondylosis be prevented?
You may not be able to prevent cervical spondylosis, but these steps may reduce your risk:
Stay physically active.
Use good posture.
Prevent neck injuries by always using the right equipment and the right form when exercising or playing sports.
Avoid trauma to your neck
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