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Spondylosis overview

Updated: April 03, 2010

Spondylosis is a chronic degenerative disease of the intervertebral discs associated with reactive changes in adjacent vertebral bodies.

Manifestations

Usually no manifestations.

Nerve root compression or spinal cord compression may result in symptoms and signs of herniated discs)

Diagnosis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is very useful in its diagnosis.

Treatment

1st choice soft collar leading to cervical traction and neck stabilization. If condition progresses surgery may be required.


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