Communications Minister Donna Cox today revealed the cause for her illness after she announced on her Facebook page that she was attended to by doctors at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex last week after feeling unwell.
Minister Cox made the announced during the COVID-19 Health briefing this morning that she has cervical spondylosis, which is a term that refers to the degrading of the spinal disks in the neck owing to wear and tear as a person ages.
Minister Cox said she’s been having pains in her right hand which has been swollen for some time and decided to have it looked at last week.
According to Health-line. com Cervical spondylosis is a common, age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your cervical spine, which is in your neck. It’s also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis.
It develops from the wear and tear of cartilage and bones. While it’s largely the result of age, it can be caused by other factors as well.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, the condition is present in more than 90 percent of people aged 60 and older.