Cervical spondylosis is a disorder which means there is wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). It is a common cause of chronic neck pain.
Cervical spondylosis is caused by aging and chronic wear on the cervical spine. More than 85 percent of people older than age 60 are affected by cervical spondylosis.
For most people, cervical spondylosis causes no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they typically include pain and stiffness in the neck. However, sometimes it can also cause more severe problems, including:
Tingling, numbness and weakness in your arms, hands, legs or feet
Lack of coordination and difficulty walking
Loss of bladder or bowel control
So you should seek medical help if you notice a sudden numbness or weakness, or loss of bladder or bowel control.