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When the joints and discs in the cervical spine in the neck are affected, it is called neck arthritis or cervical spondylosis. It is the wear and tear of spinal discs in your neck. The condition deteriorates with age.
1: Headaches in the back of head
2: Weakness felt in hands and legs
3: Difficulty while walking
4: Stiffening of the neck
4: Loss of bowel control
The pain get lessened when physical therapies are done. Muscles of neck and shoulders are stretched and strengthened with such therapies. Medications like anti-epileptic drugs, injections, anti-inflammatory drugs and relaxants are given by the doctors for diminishing pain.
In severe cases, surgery is done when there is difficulty in movement of your arms. Treatment can be done at home in case of non-serious conditions. One can apply heat or ice on the neck can help. Also, regular workout and walking can help quick recovery. Neck brace can be worn as well for alleviation on temporary basis.