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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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A 66-year-old woman comes to the Emergency Department because of a decelerating motor vehicle accident that resulted in injury to her neck. Her temperature is 37.1°C (98.8°F), pulse is 90/min, respirations are 20/min, and blood pressure is 130/85 mm Hg. Physical examination shows bilateral loss of pain and temperature sensation in her upper extremities with triceps and biceps reflexes are weak bilaterally and strength 2/5. Lower extremity reflexes are present, with 4/5 muscle strength. Which of the following is a risk factor for the most likely diagnosis?