A 28-year-old member asked:
Are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis bad?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Can be: Cervical spondylosis- arthritis of the neck usually manifests itself in neck pain and sometimes arthritis spurs which narrow the nerve exit hole(foramen) and the central spinal canal which can cause weakness and pain of an extremity as well as weakness of the arms and legs. It can also be mild. This is a significantly variable disease. See the neurosurgeon or orthospine surgeon.
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Not necessarily as : The symptoms can range from nothing to varying degrees of pain with or without nerve symptoms & findings if nerve tissue compressed or irritated radiating into arms &/or legs including : pain, numbness , tingling (parathesias), & even weakness with or without pain radiating into extremities. Headaches can be caused as could gait/balance issues as well as poorer dexterity &handwriting.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
What are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis? What tests would determine if you had this?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Neurology 52 years experience
Neck: Early on, a plain X-ray can detect the degenerative changes c/w cervical spondylosis. An MRI film could detect compressive issues as the process deteriorates. Initial symptoms are mild, neck aching, and stiffness. Later, one might experience arm numbness, pain, and even weakness.
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Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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