For want of a better term, spondylosis is used to imply a chronic, commonly progressive degeneration of the joints of the neck, frequently with associated osteophytosis of adjacent vertebrae. This monograph is intended to gather facts concerning the relationship between spondylosis and neurological disorders, and to stress areas of ignorance; it cautions against facile acceptance of spondylosis as the cause of all neurological syndromes possibly related to the neck, and assesses various therapeutic measures claimed to be beneficial.
The first third of the book deals with anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the spondylotic and related neurologic processes. The role of congenital variations in size and shape of the spinal canal is stressed; and the author discusses the importance of ligamentum flavum, dentate ligaments, and vascular supply of the spinal cord.
The remaining pages deal with clinical aspects of spondylosis; radiculopathy, myelopathy, and associated vertebral artery disorders are illustrated with reproductions