Glossary On Complications

How bad can it get?

Cervical spondylitis can cause increased pressure on the spinal cord over a period of time and this is one of the major complications. It can result in symptoms such as:

  • Inability to control the passage of stools (fecal incontinence)
  • Inability to control the passage of urine (urinary incontinence)
  • Progressive loss of muscle function
  • Loss of sensations of the skin  
  • Unsteady gait
  • Spastic movements
  • Permanent disability (rare)
Cervical Spondylitis