Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy presents with neck pain, upper and lower motor neuron dysfunction in the arms and hands, and upper motor neuron dysfunction in the legs. It primarily affects the intervertebral discs and facet joints. It typically affects patients over 40, and is caused by narrowing of the spinal canal by osteophytic spurring which leads to compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Aug. 12, 2020