Cervical spondylosis anatomy: pathophysiology and biomechanics.

  title={Cervical spondylosis anatomy: pathophysiology and biomechanics.},
  author={Daniel Sh{\'e}did and Edward C. Benzel},
  volume={60 1 Supp1 1},
Cervical spondylosis is the most common progressive disorder in the aging cervical spine. It results from the process of degeneration of the intervertebral discs and facet joints of the cervical spine. Biomechanically, the disc and the facets are the connecting structures between the vertebrae for the transmission of external forces. They also facilitate cervical spine mobility. Symptoms related to myelopathy and radiculopathy are caused by the formation of osteophytes, which compromise the… CONTINUE READING
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