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Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis Symptoms and Causes

Cervical spondylosis is caused by chronic wearing away of the cervical spine (the top seven vertebrae of the spine), including the cushions between the neck vertebrae and the joints between the bones of the cervical spine. Causes of cervical spondylosis include abnormal growths or "spurs" on the bones of the spine. These changes can, over time, press down on one or more of the nerve roots. Symptoms of cervical spondylosis may include: stiff, painful neck; shoulder, arm or chest pain; numbness, weakness, tingling and pinprick sensations in your arms, hands, legs or feet; lack of coordination; difficulty walking; abnormal reflexes; loss of bladder or bowel control, or urinary or bowel retention.