Neck arthritis, also called cervical spondylosis, is a disease of the neck. It is common as people age. Bone spurs develop along the neck bones and put pressure on the nerves. It is important to recognise the symptoms of neck arthritis or osteoarthritis. Treatment can help relieve pain and prevent permanent nerve damage.
The most common symptom of neck arthritis is neck pain that becomes more persistent.
Neck arthritis may appear as a stiff neck. Episodes of stiff neck may become more frequent and painful.
A common symptom of neck arthritis is pain that begins in the neck and radiates up into the skull or down along an arm.
Neck arthritis limits the ability of the head and neck to rotate easily or bend the head toward the shoulder.
Numbness or a tingling in shoulders, arms and hands can be a sign of neck arthritis.
Neck arthritis may appear as weak strength in the arms and inability to grip firmly with hands.