What is the role of electrodiagnostic tests in the diagnosis of cervical spondylosis?

Updated: Apr 23, 2020
  • Author: Hassan Ahmad Hassan Al-Shatoury, MD, PhD, MHPE; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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  • Electromyography is useful in evaluating radiculopathy caused by spondylosis when the diagnosis of radiculopathy is in question, but it may have only limited value in assessing myelopathy.

  • In myelopathy, somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) responses are delayed or have a low amplitude. [16]

  • Cortical motor evoked potentials (MEP) may be more sensitive than SSEPs in evaluating spinal cord dysfunction. [17, 18]


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