Electrophysiology of cervical spondylosis. Takahiro MEZAKI 1 , Jun KIMURA 1 1Department of Neurology, Kyoto University Hospital pp.259-266
Published Date 1993/4/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1431900326
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In cervical spondylosis, bone spurs formed by hyperostosis of the spine compress the spinal cord or nerve root. In a strict sense, differential diagnosis includes cervical disorders such as disc hernia-tion, ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament, calcification of yellow ligament or spinal canal stenosis, all of which show similar symptoms. Using a wider definition, however, we consider all these disorders as a spectrum of cervical spondylosis in the following discussion.

Usually, the diagnosis of cervical spondylosis depends on structural changes identified by radiological methods. Electrophysiological examination reflects the functional status of the involved nerves, allowing differentiation between specific abnormality and age related changes of cervical structures. Thus, radiological and electrophysiological studies complement each other.

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