Cervical spondylosis is a term used to describe age-related wear and tear that affects the spinal disks in your neck.
It is a very common condition that worsens with age. More than 85 per cent of people older than age 60 are affected by cervical spondylosis.
Most people experience no symptoms. And when symptoms do appear, nonsurgical treatments often are effective.
Treatment for cervical spondylosis depends on the severity of your symptoms. The goal is to relieve pain, help you maintain your usual activities, and prevent permanent injury to the spinal cord and nerves.
If conservative treatment fails, you might need surgery to create more room for your spinal cord and nerve roots. Although the success rate for such a procedure us quite high, it does carry some serious potential risks. The surgery takes about 1-2 hours, and you will have to stay in the hospital for two days. Further recovery will occur over the next four to six weeks.
The estimated cost of such a procedure in India is around USD 7,714.