Cervical Spondylosis And Spondylotic Cervical Myelopathy

As cervical spondylosis osteoarthritis of the cervical vertebrae is referred to, the stenosis of the spinal canal and sometimes a cervical myelopathy by pressure from the bony outgrowths osteoarthritic (osteophytes) gives to the lower cervical spinal cord, sometimes with the participation of lower cervical nerve roots (Radikulomyelopathie). Diagnosis is made by MRI or CT. Treatment may involve and include a soft cervical collar or cervical laminectomy NSAIDs.

(See also overview of diseases of the spinal cord.)

As cervical spondylosis osteoarthritis of the cervical vertebrae is referred to, the stenosis of the spinal canal and sometimes a cervical myelopathy by pressure from the bony outgrowths osteoarthritic (osteophytes) gives to the lower cervical spinal cord, sometimes with the participation of lower cervical nerve roots (Radikulomyelopathie). Diagnosis is made by MRI or CT. Treatment may involve and include a soft cervical collar or cervical laminectomy NSAIDs. (See also overview of diseases of the spinal cord.) Cervical spondylosis due to osteoarthritis occurs frequently. Occasionally, v. a. in patients with a congenital spinal canal narrow (<10 mm), osteoarthritis leads to the stenosis of the channel and to bony impingement of the spinal cord, which causes a compression and myelopathy (functional disorder of the spinal cord). flavum hypertrophy of the ligament can exacerbate this effect. Osteophytes, which protrude into the neural foramina, mostly between C5 and C6, C6 and C7, or between, one can radiculopathy (a nerve root damage) cause. The symptoms vary depending on the affected neural structures and usually includes pain with one. Symptoms and complaints Spinal cord compression usually caused a gradual spasticity, paresthesia, or both in hands and feet and can cause a hyperreflexia. The neurological deficits can be asymmetrical, nichtsegmental and amplified by coughing or Valsalva maneuver. (: Spinal Cord Syndrome see table) after a trauma a central spinal cord syndrome can be in people with cervical spondylosis develop. Finally, muscular paralysis and sagging may occur at the level of the lesion in the upper extremities, with spasticity below the lesion. A nerve root compression caused initially usually radicular pain; later weakness, hyporeflexia and muscle atrophy may occur. Cervical listhesis pictures courtesy of John Tsiouris, M.D., Division of Neuroradiology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center. var model = {thumbnailUrl: '/-/media/manual/professional/images/cervical-listhesis-axial-combo-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350' imageUrl: '/ - / media / manual / professional /images/cervical-listhesis-axial-combo-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0 ', title:' Cervical listhesis 'description:' u003Ca id = "v37896659 " class = ""anchor "" u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = ""para "" u003e u003cp u003eLinks: the T2-weighted image of the cervical shows significant front listhesis (displacement) at C4-C5 and smaller retrolisthesis at C5-C6 and C6 C7 in the midline sagittal plane

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