Neurological Surgery No Shinkei Geka Volume 44, Issue 12 (December 2016)
Japanese

Distribution of Pain and Numbness in Patients with Cervical Spine Disorders Keita KURAISHI 1 , Masaki MIZUNO 1 , Yasuyuki UMEDA 1 , Tomoki ISHIGAKI 1 , Ryuta YASUDA 1 , Takanori SANO 1 , Masato SHIBA 1 , Fumihiro KAWAKITA 1 , Yoshinari NAKATSUKA 1 , Kazuhiro FURUKAWA 1 , Satoru TANIOKA 1 , Masanori TSUJI 1 , Masayuki KITAGAMI 1 , Seiji HATAZAKI 1 , Hidenori SUZUKI 1 1Department of Neurosurgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine Keyword: distribution , pain and numbness , cervical , radiculopathy , myelopathy pp.1025-1032
Published Date 2016/12/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1436203422
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 PURPOSE:To elucidate the distribution of improved pain and numbness after cervical decompression surgery in patients with cervical spine disorders.

 METHODS:This study included 4 men and 5 women aged 45 to 71 years(mean 58 years)presenting with radiculopathy and 50 men and 17 women aged 35 to 88 years(mean 66 years)presenting with myelopathy.

 RESULTS:All 9 patients with radiculopathy presented with neck pain, and 3 presented with cervical angina. Among the patients with myelopathy, 2 presented with headache, 2 with onion-skin facial pain, 29 with neck pain, 8 with truncal pain, 7 with low back pain, 4 with numbness below the T4 dermatomal area, 1 with penile pain, 61 with arm pain, 49 with leg pain, and 2 without pain or numbness. Patients with myelopathy presenting with preoperative neck and arm pain had significantly better recovery rates compared to patients without such pain.

 CONCLUSION:Patients with cervical spine disorders present with pain and numbness in various areas. Preoperative neck pain and arm pain are indicators for better recovery in patients with myelopathy.


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Neurological Surgery 脳神経外科
44巻12号 (2016年12月)
電子版ISSN 1882-1251 印刷版ISSN 0301-2603 医学書院

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