Spondylotic changes – cervical vertebrae – X-ray


X-ray neck – lateral view – showing spondylotic changes
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Spondylotic changes to look for in lateral view radiograph of neck:

  • Osteophytes
  • Disc space narrowing
  • Loss of cervical lordosis
  • Uncovertebral joint hypertrophy
  • Apophyseal joint osteoarthritis
  • Decreased vertebral canal diameter

Other imaging modalities for diagnosing cervical spondylosis:

  • CT scan
  • CT myelography
  • MRI – investigation of choice

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