Spondylotic Myelopathy Essay

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Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a degenerative disease of cervical spinal. The onset is usually insidious, with long periods of fixed disability and episode of worsening of events are taking place. Concerning to the pathophysiology of cervical spondylotic myelopathy, the injuries which are frequently repeated to the spinal cord are caused by static mechanical factor, dynamic mechanical factor and spinal cord ischemia. These factors are responsible for affecting the spinal cord through direct or indirect trauma and ischemia. Concerning to the diagnosis, clinical symptoms, neurological examinations, and imaging including plain radiography, computed tomography(CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are important for preoperative evaluation …show more content…
Besides, Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a manifestation of neck condition that arises when the spinal cord becomes compressed or squeezed due to the wear-and-tear effect that occur in the spine as we become old. Here the spinal cord transmit nerve impulses to other regions of the body part, so that patients with CSM can sense a wide variety of clinical manifestation such as Weakness and numbness in the hands and arms, loss of balance and coordination, urinary urgency, hesitation, frequency and neck pain can all result when the normal flow of nerve impulses through the spinal cord are …show more content…
The lateral canal, which is also known as intervertebral foramen lies just anterior and medial to the zygapophyseal joints, through which nerve root are passing. On the superior lateral aspect of the body there is a bony lip, which is also known as the uncinate process, the uncovertebral joint or the joint of Luschka. The neural arch is formed by the pedicles arising from the vertebral body and the lamina. Adherent to the neural arch and which lie in close relation to the spinal cord is ligamentum flavum, which is also known as yellow ligament. The cervical spine ligamentum flavum is wider and relatively thicker compared to lumbar spine which is narrow and inconsistent. (Figure

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