Degenerative change in the cervical spine and load-carrying on the head

  title={Degenerative change in the cervical spine and load-carrying on the head},
  author={H. J. J{\"a}ger and L Gordon-harris and U M Mehring and G. Friedrich Goetz and Klaus D. Mathias},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
Abstract Objective. To evaluate the relationship between load-carrying on the head and the development of degenerative change in the cervical spine. Design and subjects. A case-control study was performed with 35 individuals who had carried loads on their head (carriers) and 35 persons who never had carrier loads on their head (non-carriers). A scoring system was utilized for the assessment of the degenerative change in the cervical spine at the C3/C4, C4/C5, C5/C6 and C6/C7 levels on lateral… 
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  • A. Scher
  • Medicine
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
  • 1983
There appears to be premature onset of cervical spondylosis in the cervical spines of rugby players who are then at increased risk of hyperextension injury to the spinal cord with resultant