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Does nonoperative management play a role in the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy?

Matz, Paul G.
Spine J; 6(6 Suppl): 175S-181S, 2006.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-17097536

BACKGROUND CONTEXT:

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy has traditionally been managed through surgical decompression with or without reconstruction. Currently, a multicenter, blinded clinical trial that has supported such a therapeutic recommendation does not exist. There have been case-control studies that have and have not shown long-standing benefit to surgical decompression and reconstruction.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this review is to examine the efficacy of nonoperative therapy for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

CONCLUSIONS:

It appears that both static and dynamic factors play a role in the pathophysiology of cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Furthermore, once clinical cervical spondylotic myelopathy is evident, progression may occur despite the best of treatments, both surgical and nonsurgical.
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