The Association of Cervical Spine Alignment with Neurological Recovery in a Prospective Cohort of Surgical Myelopathy

Published September 30, 2015

Here is a paper that shows that patients who had surgery for cervical myelopathy, did better when they had a lordosis afterwards. Remember, car crashes have been shown to cause a kyphosis, and many papers suggest that a loss of the curve has many bad consequences. This is one reason to document the shape of your patients neck and explain why anything less than a optimal lordosis can lead to further health problems.

They did surgery on patients with cervical myelopathy and found those that had a lordosis had netter neurological improvement. Many studies show that a loss of the . . .

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