What Is to Know About Cervical Spinal Stenosis?

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The concept of cervical spinal stenosis, as its name implies, is that the diameter or volume of the cervical spinal canal decreases in all directions. Cervical spinal stenosis can reduce the effective space and blood supply of spinal cord and nerve, and cause functional disorders. Therefore, cervical spinal stenosis is a general term for various diseases that cause spinal cord compression, not a single specific disease. The narrow sense of cervical spinal stenosis, that is, the so-called primary spinal stenosis is caused by congenital and developmental factors. Generalized cervical spinal stenosis includes acquired cervical spinal stenosis, but there are different pathological types, such as herniation of cervical intervertebral disc (soft protrusion), herniation of intervertebral disc caused by simple degeneration (hard protrusion), tumors, fractures and dislocation, post-operation, spondylolisthesis, Paget's disease, osteofluorosis, ossification of ligamentum flavum, ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament, etc. According to the etiology, cervical spinal stenosis is often divided into four categories: developmental cervical spinal stenosis; degenerative cervical spinal stenosis; iatrogenic cervical spinal stenosis; and secondary cervical spinal stenosis caused by other pathological changes and trauma. Therefore, cervical spinal stenosis should be regarded as a collective term containing different pathological changes that cause nerve channel stenosis. Textbooks mainly discuss it separately, such as cervical spondylosis, cervical disc herniation, ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament, trauma, and even cervical spinal tuberculosis and tumors. So the generalized cervical spinal stenosis includes all the pathological changes that cause the diameter of the spinal canal to decrease, including cervical spondylosis. As mentioned in the entry of cervical spondylotic myelopathy, it belongs to spinal cord compression. Its clinical manifestation and diagnosis are consistent. The treatment method should b