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Cervical Spondylosis
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Cervical Spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis is a common term that refers to age-related or occupation-related wear and tear that affect the spinal disks in the neck. The dehydration and shrinking of the disks indicate the signs of osteoarthritis, including bony projections along the edges of bones. 

Cervical Spondylosis Causes

What are the causes of Cervical Spondylosis?

The causes of cervical spondylosis

  • Dehydrated disks: When disks begin to dry out and start shrinking.
  • Herniated disks: Cracks start appearing, which lead to bulging (herniated) disks.
  • Bone spurs: Disk degeneration often leads to producing extra amounts of bone in a misguided effort to strengthen the spine. These often form where bones meet each other i.e. in the joints
  • Stiff ligaments: Bones can stiffen with age, making the neck less flexible.
References:
  • Cervical spondylosis.Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cervical-spondylosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20370787. Accessed on June 4, 2020.
  • Cervical Osteoarthritis (Cervical Spondylosis). WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/cervical-osteoarthritis-cervical-spondylosis Accessed on June 4, 2020.
  • Spondylosis: All you need to know. Medical News Today. Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312598 Accessed on June 4, 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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