What are the Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis?
- Pain- The pain may be mild or so severe that the person is unable to move. Pain can be felt in the neck and/or shoulder blade or it may spread in the arm, elbow, thumb and fingers.
- Neck stiffness- The muscles covering the neck, shoulder, side of neck will be stiff and painful.
- Limitation of movement- The neck movements are limited. Extending the neck up is difficult and restricted due to pain and stiffness, but flexing the neck down is possible.
- Muscle weakness- In some cases the muscles responsible for maintaining the neck in erect position can become weak.
- Sensory loss- The bones of the neck applies pressure over the nerves passing through them and can cause loss of sensation in the arm or fingers.
- Loss of balance and loss of bladder and bowel control- In extremely severe cases, if the spinal cord is affected, there will be loss of balance and also loss of bladder and bowel control.
Headache, fatigue and anxiety can be present.
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