What is the prognosis 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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  • Cervical spondylosis is a slowly progressive, chronic joint disability, especially when it is associated with neuronal compression.

  • Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is the most serious consequence.

  • High – signal-intensity lesions can be seen on magnetic resonance images of spinal cord compression; this finding indicates a poor prognosis.

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