Cervical Spondylitis

Spondylitis or 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 (bone spurs). Cervical spondylitis is very common and worsens with age.

Most people don’t have symptoms, but some may experience pain or muscle spasms. In many cases, no specific treatment is required.

Cervical spondylitis is a common, age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your cervical spine, which is in your neck. It’s also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis.

Common Symptoms:

Most people with cervical spondylitis don’t have significant symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they can range from mild to severe and may develop gradually or occur suddenly. One common symptom is pain around the shoulder blade. Some complain of pain along the arm and in the finger The pain might increase when: standing sitting sneezing coughing tilting your neck backward. Another common symptom is muscle weakness. Muscle weakness makes it hard to lift the arms or grasp objects firmly.

  • Headaches.
  • Neck pain or stiffness. This may be the main symptom. Pain may get worse when you move your neck.
  • A nagging soreness in the neck.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • A clicking, popping or grinding sound when you move your neck.
  • Dizziness.