Conservative Treatment of Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
We present here conservative treatment for patients with cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) when they have local symptoms such as neck pain, pain and numbness of upper extremities without myelopathy. We sometimes conservatively treat patients with even slight myelopathy. We usally do cervical traction and cervical orthoses as conservative treatment to retain other local cervical conditions. Few studies, however, have been published about the effects of conservative treatment [1–3].
KeywordsCervical Spine Conservative Treatment Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Continuous Type Segmental Type
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