Osteoarthritis is the process of degeneration of the joints which occurs over time and leads to wearing down of the joint surfaces. There are several joints in the neck that can be affected. There are 7 different cervical vertebrae in the neck known as C1 through to C7. The process of degeneration can start earlier in some people. Common symptoms include stiffness and pain.
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