What are the sexual predilections 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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Kelley suggests that the male-to-female incidence of cervical disc herniation is approximately 1:1. [21] Marchiori and Henderson cite women as reporting higher disability with increasing levels of DDD than men. [22]

Schoenfeld et al found that female sex was a significant risk factor for developing cervical radiculopathy. [19]


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