Cervical stenosis

Thomas Kosztowski, Adetokunbo Oyelese, Ziya Gokaslan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Cervical stenosis involves the narrowing of the spinal canal in the cervical spinal region. Cervical spondylosis is oftentimes used synonomously with cervical stenosis, but spondylosis implies age-related degeneration of the spine including congenital spinal stenosis, degeneration of intervertebral discs resulting in focal stenosis, and hypertrophy of spinal elements resulting in narrowing of the spinal canal. One of the most debilitating conditions associated with cervical stenosis is cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Multiple treatments including surgical and non-surgical options are available. However, once symptoms of cervical spondylotic myelopathy are severe, surgery becomes necessary to treat the cervical stenosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntervertebral Disc Degeneration
Subtitle of host publicationPrevalence, Risk Factors and Treatments
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781634858571
ISBN (Print)9781634858298
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior cervical disketomy and fusion
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Posterior cervical decompression and fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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