Cervical spondylosis is caused by chronic wear on the cervical spine. This includes the disks or cushions between the neck vertebrae and the joints between the bones of the cervical spine. There may be abnormal growths or “spurs” on the bones of the spine.
The pain may be mild, or it can be deep and so severe that you are unable to move.
You may feel the pain over the shoulder blade or it may spread to the upper arm, forearm, and rarely fingers.
The pain may get worse:
and After standing or sitting
and At night
and When you sneeze, cough, or laugh
and When you bend the neck backwards or walk more than a few yards
Other common symptoms are:
and Neck stiffness that gets worse over time
and Numbness or abnormal sensations in the shoulders and arms
and Headaches, especially in the back of the head
and Loss of balance-Vertigo
Using Soft Neck Collar?
Those having positional vertigo-imbalance- due to cervical spondylosis will benefit from wearing a soft collar.But long term use is not recommended.It can be used few hours a day while at home, but not comfortable to wear it at night.