Espondilosis cervical

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La espondilosis cervical es un trastorno que resulta de un crecimiento anormal de los huesos del cuello y una degeneración y depósito de minerales en los cojines que están entre las vértebras. El dolor de cuello progresivo es un indicativo clave de espondilosis cervical y, en muchos casos, puede ser el único síntoma. El examen médico a menudo muestra una capacidad limitada para rotar la cabeza. La meta del tratamiento es aliviar el dolor y prevenir la lesión permanente de la médula espinal y la raíz de los nervios.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/15/2012
  • Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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