Peter J. Moley

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Neck Pain

Does this patient have neck pain? Cervical spondylotic myelopathy The onset of cervical spondylotic myelopathy is insidious, often involving gait spasticity followed by upper extremity numbness and the loss of fine motor hand control. Symptoms vary, but may include: Spastic, scissoring gait abnormality has been noted by some authors to be the earliest most consistent…

Back pain

Does this patient have back pain? Low back pain is among the most common ailments people will encounter in their lifetime, leading to the second most likely cause for doctors visits after the common cold. It has been calculated that up to 80% of the population will complain of low back pain at some point…

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