Cervical Spondylosis: Its Early Diagnosis and Treatment.

Herbert Kaplan, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1972;129(6):1006-1007. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.00320060154044.
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Cervical spondylosis is frequently a pain in the neck for the physician as well as the patient. It is comforting for both parties to learn (in the concluding chapters of this monograph) that with a cautious conservative therapeutic approach, most people with neck pain and no obvious local lesions get well in time.

The reviews of the anatomic, pathologic, and roentgenographic aspects of the cervical region provide a concise refresher course for physicians who have not had occasion to explore this area since their freshman year of medical school. But it will offer little to the neurologist, neurosurgeon, and orthopedist who are palpating and incising the area daily. Fully one third of the volume is devoted to the radiology of the cervical spine, with many large roentgenograms illustrating the more common disorders of the region. While the accompanying captions and strategically placed sketches are usually specific enough to guide the


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