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Jefferson Medical College Researchers Develop New Anatomically Based Classification for Diagnosing Cervical Spinal Stenosis


3/20/2013 7:55:00 AM

Physician-researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson have developed a new, clinically meaningful scale of severity for diagnosing patients with cervical spinal stenosis. Their goal was to create a more accurate scale than the current "mild, moderate or severe" designations used for patients with this condition, a narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck. Researchers sought to create a reproducible, clinically validated classification of central cervical stenosis.

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