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The main symptom of cervical spondylosis is neck and shoulder pain, although many people do not have any symptoms.
You can try to ease pain caused by cervical spondylosis by doing neck exercises, taking painkillers and improving your posture.
A GP will examine your neck and shoulders to check for cervical spondylosis. You may also need tests like X-rays or scans.
A GP may give you exercises or medicine to help with cervical spondylosis. Surgery will only be considered if it's causing other spinal problems.
Cervical spondylosis is caused by wear and tear to bones and tissue in the spinal area of the neck. You're more likely to get it if you're over 40.
Page last reviewed: 02/08/2023
Next review due: 02/08/2026