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Cervical Disc Disease and Extremity Pain 

Cervical Disc Disease and Extremity Pain
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Cervical Disc Disease and Extremity Pain
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Jeffrey D. Petersohn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199350940.003.0004
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date: 16 December 2019

This chapter reviews the anatomic features producing extremity pain, discusses the clinical presentation of cervical disc and spondylotic disease, and explores the differential diagnosis of upper extremity pain. Clinically relevant findings are emphasized in the history and physical examination. Electrodiagnostic and imaging studies necessary to establish a correct diagnosis are highlighted. Common upper extremity nerve entrapment syndromes are discussed. Following a discussion of the anatomic basis for pain, interventional and surgical methods for treatment are briefly compared.

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