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Cervical Spondylosis Atlanta, GA
neck pain

While Cervical Spondylosis may sound like an unnerving mouthful, it is actually a general term for the age-related wear and tear that affects the spinal disks in the neck. Over time, the disks dehydrate and shrink which cause bone spurs and other signs of osteoarthritis to develop. Cervical spondylosis is very common in both men and women and the condition worsens with age. It is estimated that 90 percent of people older than 65 have cervical spondylosis that is visible on neck X-rays.

Many people who have cervical spondylosis do not know that they have it because symptoms are not always present. However, for those who do experience symptoms they complain of pain and stiffness in the neck. Cervical spondylosis can result from the spinal cord and nerve roots becoming pinched as the spinal disks move and do not allow enough space for the roots to pass through. When the spinal cord and nerve roots become pinched people may feel a tingling or numbness in the arms, hands, legs, and feet. There may also be weakness of the limbs combined with a lack of coordination. Many times the telltale sign of cervical spondylosis is the sudden onset of loss of bladder or bowel control.

At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, our doctors give a thorough examination to all of our patients. We carefully examine the range of motion in the neck and test to see if there is pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. We believe in using minimally invasive treatment. If you have been unsuccessful at finding relief from cervical spondylosis with conservative treatments, you may be a good candidate for minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery. This surgery uses advanced technology to provide patients with relief from their chronic neck pain. Call Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today to schedule a consultation with one of our esteemed Interventional Spine Specialists and be on your way to finding lasting relief.

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