Defining Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis affects many Miami residents. It’s a broad term for problems that can result in neck or back pain. The word “cervical” means that the problem affects the upper spine or neck. Spondylosis encompasses any age-related wear and tear damage, such as degenerative disc disease. Cervical spondylosis doesn’t always cause symptoms. For patients who do experience symptoms, non-surgical interventions are sufficient. These might include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and physical therapy.

However, some patients may need surgery for cervical spondylosis. You can hear more about this when you watch this video. This doctor explains that surgery may be indicated if the patient has bone spurs that narrow the spinal canal and compress the spinal cord. This can cause symptoms such as severe pain, weakness, mobility impairment, clumsiness, and perhaps urinary or bowel incontinence.