Cervical Myelopathy

Toqa Afifi, Karolina Zektser, Aditya Raghunandan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter provides a comprehensive look at the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical myelopathy. The causes of cervical myelopathies are divided into extrinsic (i.e., cervical spondylosis, epidural abbesses, and disc herniations) and intrinsic (i.e., viral infections, multiple sclerosis, and motor neuron disease). The genetic and epidemiologic factors that predispose patients to cervical myelopathy are discussed in this chapter. Lastly, the chapter explores treatment options and prognosis for patients with cervical myelopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Case-Based Approach to Neck Pain
Subtitle of host publicationa Pocket Guide to Pathology, Diagnosis and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9783031173080
ISBN (Print)9783031173073
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Cord compression
  • Myelomalacia
  • Ossified posterior longitudinal ligament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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