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CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS


• THE DEGENERATIVE CONDITION CHARACTERISED BY REDUCED IVD SPACE D/T WEAR & TEAR OF CARTILAGE
• MOST COMMON – C5 & C6

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS-

• MORNING STIFFNESS & NIGHT PAIN OVER SHOULDER BLADE
• TENDERNESS OVER LOWER C.SPINE
• CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE ( MAY BE PST. )
• RESTRICTED MOVTS. ( MAINLY FLEXION & ROTATION )
• PARAESTHESIA IN REGION OF NERVE ROOT ESPECIALLY BASE OF THUMB
• RADICULOPATHY
• GIDDINESS D/T VERTEBRO-BASILAR SYNDROME
• ABNORMAL REFLEXES
• LOSS OF NORMAL CERVICAL LORDOSIS
• MYALGIA (PARAVERTEBRAL REGION)

SEVERE PATHOLOGY SIGNS

• SPASM WITH PASSIVE ROM
• DIZZINESS & PALPITATION
• NIGHT PAIN
• IF PAIN DURING SNEEZING/COUGHING/LAUGHING
• IF VERTEBRAL ARTERY TEST POSITIVE

X-RAY FINDINGS

• DECREASED IVD SPACE
• NARROWING OF IV FORAMINA
• OSTEOPHYTES AT VERTEBRAL MARGINS