Your Worst Nightmare May Be In Your Waiting Room

Morgan, William
July 2009
ACA News (American Chiropractic Association);Jul2009, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p18
The article focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) based on chiropractic's perspective. It states that CSM is caused by the slow progression of osteophytic spurs within the spinal canal to the point that the spinal cord is compressed, producing myelopathy. It notes that people who hav CSM must immediately contact a spinal surgical specialist for treatment. It adds that symptoms of CSM are gait spasticity, neck pain, and motor weakness in the extremities.


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