Very common among people over the age of 60, cervical spondylosis is an arthritic condition that causes neck pain. Though it rarely becomes anything more than troublesome, pain can range from mild to severe. Find out what helps to relieve the symptoms.

Causes & Triggers

  • Age
  • Bone spurs
  • Disc dehydration
  • Herniated discs

Signs & Symptoms

  • Grinding
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or weakness (especially arms, hands, fingers)
  • Pain
  • Popping
  • Spasms (especially neck, shoulder muscles)
  • Stiffness

Tips & Treatments

  • This condition responds well to non-surgical treatment, including hot and cold packs, a soft collar, physical therapy, physician-directed pain medication, and/or steroid injections.