E. NEUWIRTH, M.D.
Roentgenologically and pathologically, cervical discopathy is characterized by: decrease, loss or reversal of the physiologic lordotic curvature of the cervical spine, thinning and protrusion of an intervertebral disk, herniation of nucleus pulposus, increased vertebral mobility, vertebral displacement, apophyseal subluxation, constriction and deformation of the intervertebral foramina, hypertrophy of the yellow ligaments, and new bone formation involving apophyseal joints and adjacent vertebrae (discoösteophytosis). A cervical nerve root may suffer irritation or pressure as a result of any of the following pathologic changes of the cervical spine: disc protrusion or herniation; hypermobility, displacement and osteoarthritic changes of the vertebrae adjacent to the
NEUWIRTH E. HEADACHES AND FACIAL PAINS IN CERVICAL DISCOPATHY1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:75–83. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-1-75
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