Individuals with increasing degenerative changes in the cervical region may not experience any symptoms or discomfort. The symptoms usually appear when the cervical nerves or spinal cord get stretched or compressed. They include:

  • Neck pain, which may also be felt (radiate) in arms and shoulder


  • Neck stiffness with restricted head movements 

  • Headache, particularly at the back of the head (occipital headache)

  • Tingling, burning sensation or loss of sensation at shoulder, arms or fore arm.

  • Nausea, vomiting, giddiness or  vertigo.


  • Muscle weakness or wasting of muscles of the shoulder, arms, or hands

  • Weakness in lower limbs and loss of control of the bladder and bowel movements (if spinal cord is compressed).