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what sort of disorder is cervical spondylosis?

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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Aging: Spondylosis is a degenerative process of the spine that everyone will get as they age. Disks between the bones of the spine will lose height and bulge out. Facet joints will lose cartilage and grow bone spurs. Ligaments will often get thicker. Spondylosis can start as early as the teenage years, or may not be apparent until the 40's to 50's.
Answered on Dec 15, 2017
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck degeneration: Degeneratiom of disc and joints of neck it may or may not be symptomatic.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Aging changes: Wear and tear of the joints in the neck is the cause of cervical spondylosis. It is not a disease, but rather the effects of daily wear and trauma that occurs of a lifetime that causes these changes. Everyone develops it to some degree. Only some become symptomatic to the degree that requires treatment.
Answered on Jul 11, 2013
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Dr. Zachariah George
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Absolutely: Myelopathy and radiculopathy can both be caused by cervical spondylosis.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Imaging : An MRI of the cervical spine can answer your question. Check out spine-health.Com.
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