Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neck Spondylosis Underlying Cause

A person with cervical spondylosis has destruction of the joints and disks located between the bones in the neck.

The swelling and collapse of these structures can place pressure on the nerves that pass between the bones of the neck. This can result in malfunction of the nerves that control the arms.

Causes of cervical spondylosis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Neck Spondylosis References
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