Professor and Chair of Radiology at the University of California San Diego, William G. Bradley, MD, PhD, explains the importance of accurate correlation of clinical findings with the various imaging choices available for evaluation of suspected cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy. He shows how cervical spine disorders may arise from a herniated disc, or an abnormality of the facet joints; and how at least 90% of cervical disc ruptures happen without the occurrence of recognized trauma. The view that disc rupture is caused by a single major injury, and spondylosis by the additive effects of many small and forgotten or unnoticed traumatic events, fails to explain many well-known features of these disorders. An important work on a common array of symptoms that accounts for 1% to 2% of admissions to large general hospitals.
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