Cervical Disc Disease and Extremity Pain

Jeffrey D. Petersohn

in The Spine Handbook

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2018 | ISBN: 9780199350940
Published online June 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780199390793 | DOI:
Cervical Disc Disease and Extremity Pain

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This chapter reviews the anatomic features producing extremity pain, discusses the clinical presentation of cervical disc and spondylotic disease, and explores the differential diagnosis of upper extremity pain. Clinically relevant findings are emphasized in the history and physical examination. Electrodiagnostic and imaging studies necessary to establish a correct diagnosis are highlighted. Common upper extremity nerve entrapment syndromes are discussed. Following a discussion of the anatomic basis for pain, interventional and surgical methods for treatment are briefly compared.

Chapter.  10916 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Pain Medicine ; Rehabilitation Medicine ; Spinal Surgery

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