Degenerative Changes of the Vertebral Column– Importance of X - ray Examination for the Clinician

Authors: J. Nekula ;  A. Krobot
Authors‘ workplace: Radiologická klinika LF a FN Olomouc, přednosta prof. MUDr. Josef Nekula, CSc. Rehabilitační oddělení FN Olomouc, přednosta MUDr. Alois Krobot
Published in: Rehabil. fyz. Lék., , 2001, No. 1, pp. 51-56.


Evaluation of degenerative changes of the vertebral column in usually underrated because half thepatients with these changes have no clinical complaints. Incorrect evaluation can however lead toan incorrect therapeutic procedure and sometimes to serious errors. The most important ones includedorsal osteophytes, spondylarthritis which frequently lead to compression of nervous structures. Itis also important to evaluate the anomaly leading to premature development of degenerative changes– numerical variants – assymetric vertebrae, spinal stenosis.

Key words:
X-ray pictures, spinal column, degenerative changes, spinal stenosis, insta-bility

Full text is not available online.
If interested in a scan of this journal, contact NTO ČLS JEP.

Physiotherapist, university degree Rehabilitation Sports medicine
Forgotten password

Don‘t have an account?  Create new account

Forgotten password

Enter the email address that you registered with. We will send you instructions on how to set a new password.


Don‘t have an account?  Create new account