Cervical Spondylosis

Another major disease that people should watch out for these days is Cervical Spondylosis. It is a degenerative disease that affects the human vertebrae in such a way that the vertebrae, specifically those in the neck tend to narrow which may cause problems with a person’s gait and balance.  This can be commonly seen in elderly patients and therefore is associated with aging.


Although it is generally not fatal, there are certain complications that you need to watch out for if ever you are diagnosed with Cervical Spondylosis.

The effects of Cervical Spondylosis are not limited to having neck pains. If a person has this condition there are many complications that may arise. Below is a list of possible CS (Cervical Spondylosis) complications.

Related Conditions to Cervical Spondylosis

  1. Because of the narrowing of the vertebrae, eventually it may put pressure on the spinal cord. If this happens, you will feel numbness in your legs as well as problems standing up and balancing yourself as mentioned earlier.

  2. You may also experience problems when swallowing food. This is because that is not that this may also type in because of the pressure from the disintegrating vertebrae.

  3. Spine misalignment is also common effect of Cervical Spondylosis. This is because the bone mass is not strong enough to hold steady if a person is afflicted with this condition.

  4. A patient with this condition can also experience hypertension due to the aforementioned pressure. Other symptoms may include nausea and vomiting as well as dizziness.

  5. Also, there is a tendency for patients to have visual impairment because the pressure may affect the nerves connected to the eye. If this happens, the patient may end up temporarily or permanently blind.

These are just some of the subsequent conditions that you may acquire if you contract Cervical Spondylosis. It occurs during middle age and may continue through old age. This is why it is important for you to have regular checkups with your doctor to be able to detect if you already have this condition.

If in case you end up with this disease, you should not be scared because there are various treatments that can be done to alleviate this condition. Here are some examples of the treatments that can be administered to a patient with Cervical Spondylosis.

Treatment For Cervical Spondylosis


Generally, anti-inflammatory drugs can be a ministered to the patient to alleviate any type of pain caused by the condition. Also, efforts to increase bone density can help to make the patient feel better despite the condition.

Neck exercises can help because this can stretch the joints of the neck and therefore create more bone mass. Constant physical activity can also help in treating the disease because it will increase the mobility of the person afflicted and therefore make the bones more durable.

In addition to this, you can also take calcium supplements that can aid in making the bones stronger so that it can support your body mass no matter how much you weigh. These are just some of the many ways by which you can counteract the effects of Cervical Spondylosis.

Top Comments

I am patient of cervical spond.. As per above arguments there is no clear about cervical exercise.Kindly ellaborate easily and good exercise...
by Jagjit Singh     19-Feb-2012

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