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Cervical spondylosis, also referred to as cervical osteoarthritis, is an age related condition where the cervical spine degenerates as a result of wear and tear on the vertebrae and cartilage. Spinal degeneration changes naturally occur with age, usually beginning in people over the age of 55, but every individual ages differently. The natural aspects of aging affect some people more than others, depending on how much the body is overworked.Â
Weakness of the muscles and tingling can also be associated with cervical spondylosis since the degeneration of the spine makes the spaces in between the vertebrae smaller, causing an impingement of the nerves in the cervical area.
Cervical spondylosis is a condition relating to age, where the cervical spine begins to degenerate due to wear and tear. Also known as cervical osteoarthritis, the degeneration of the spine is a natural process which generally occurs in people over the age of 55. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.Â
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