A. IZARD JOSEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Aside from the commonly recognized spondylitis or hypertrophic arthritis of the spine, including the cervical portion, there are two interesting syndromes which are frequently overlooked and misdiagnosed when the physician is not constantly cognizant of the possibility of their presence. The first of these is a lateral rupture of an intervertebral disc of the lower cervical spine producing shoulder, arm and upper anterior chest pain simulating angina pectoris. The second is headache associated with a pathologic process, of as yet unknown etiology, in the upper portion of the cervical spine. Both of these syndromes probably have a traumatic etiology but,
JOSEY AI. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CERVICAL SPINE TO THE INTERNIST1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:375–390. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-2-375
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(2):375-390.
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