Investigating the structure-function paradox in cervical myelopathy through imaging and sensory approaches

Takeaway

  • A multimodal phenotyping approach, using both imaging and somatosensory testing, is needed to fully understand lesions within somatosensory pathways.

Why this matters ?

  • The cervical myelopathy clinical phenotype is often disassociated from the structural damage seen in spinal cord imaging, presenting a structure-function paradox.

  • Results from this study indicate that a multimodal phenotyping approach may be needed to determine myelopathic progression.