Cervical Spondylosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 11, 2021
  • Author: Hassan Ahmad Hassan Al-Shatoury, MD, PhD, MHPE; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other Problems to Be Considered


Occipital neuralgia as a result of spondylotic changes at C1-C2

Shoulder problems

Primary spinal cord tumors


Extramedullary lesions (tumors, thoracic disk herniation)

Hereditary spastic paraplegia

Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Spinal cord infarction

Spinal sepsis

Whiplash syndrome (hyperextension-hyperflexion injury)

Pancoast tumors

Double crush syndrome (coexistence of a radiculopathy and peripheral nerve compression in the carpal or cubital tunnel)

Differential Diagnoses