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Spondylosis

Summary of Spondylosis
Spondylosis is degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the center of the spinal vertebrae or neural foramina. If severe, it may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent sensory or motor disturbances, such as pain, paresthesia, and muscle weakness in the limbs.

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Pathology

Musculoskeletal system

Pediatric musculoskeletal conditions
Musculoskeletal injuries and trauma
Bone disorders
Joint disorders
Muscular disorders
Neuromuscular junction disorders
Other autoimmune disorders
Musculoskeletal system pathology review

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Spondylosis

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Severe spondylosis compresses with subsequent sensory or motor disturbances.

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A 67-year-old man comes to the clinic because of neck pain and left arm pain for 3 weeks. He has no history of trauma or upper limb weakness. He is a retired typist. He has type II diabetes and receives metformin twice per day. Physical examination shows limited neck extension and left arm pain with extension and lateral pending of the neck to the left.  Neck x-ray shows decrease height of the cervical inter-vertebral discs and multiple bony osteophytes.  Which of the following is best next step in management of this patient?