Lower Extremities CNS | Spinal Cord: Cervical

Processes causing cord compression and myelopathic symptoms and findings.

Symptoms

  • Weakness and numbness, typically bilateral UE, at or below level compression
  • Problems w/fine movements/coordination
  • Weakness and numbness LE

Physical Exam Findings

  • Wide based and stiff legged gait
  • Spasticity and hyper-reflexia of affected limbs
  • Bowel/bladder are late sx

Sub-Diseases

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