Can spondylosis cause paralysis in an arm?

Spondylosis is the “wear and tear” arthritis changes that occur in the spine over time.  Disk herniations, bone spurs or ligament thickening may cause compression and injury of the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves producing weakness or paralysis of the arm.   Fortunately this is not common.  Spondylosis may also cause neck pain and stiffness, electrical pain shooting down your spine with head movements, numbness, clumsiness hands, unsteadiness or falling, bowel and bladder dysfunction and paralysis.  If you have any further questions please contact Executive Spine Surgery.  Good Luck!