Cervical Spondylosis

//Cervical Spondylosis

What is?

This term is used occasionally synonymously with cervical spinal stenosis. It is a degenerative condition. The stenosis is caused by hypertrophy of the facets joints, and the ligaments, the degenerated discs and the formation of osteophytic spurs.

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All of the above result to a narrow spinal canal, which causes compromise of the neural elements’ blood supply.

The symptoms include myelopathy with movement disorders, difficulty in standing and walking, atypical sensory deficits, pathological reflexes.

The base goal of the surgical treatment is to stabilize the patient’s condition (when myelopathy is present) with a good chance of improvement. The surgery consists of spinal decompression and then spinal stabilization.