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.
|Title of host publication
|Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
|Subtitle of host publication
|Prevalence, Risk Factors and Treatments
|Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - Jan 1 2016
- Anterior cervical disketomy and fusion
- Cervical spondylosis
- Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
- Cervical stenosis
- Posterior cervical decompression and fusion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine