What is the morbidity of cervical disc disease?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Michael B Furman, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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Occasionally, an acute HNP can herniate centrally and cause a myelopathy. This can manifest as hyperreflexia, positive pathologic reflexes (such as Babinski and Hoffman signs), and sphincter disturbances. If left untreated, the effects can be irreversible.


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