Cervical myelopathy

What is Cervical myelopathy?

Myelopathy refers to pathology of the spinal cord. When due to trauma, it is known as spinal cord injury. When inflammatory, it is known as myelitis. Disease that is vascular in nature is known as vascular myelopathy.

Clinical signs and symptoms depend on which spinal cord level (cervical, thoracic or lumbar) is affected and the extent (anterior, posterior or lateral) of the pathology, and may include:

Differential diagnosis of chronic myelopathy is extensive.

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Hi Doctor XXXXXXX My radicuopathy condition continues to improve. The pain in my neck and shoulder is greatly reduced from 5 weeks ago. It is a...

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Prognosis differs from indivially.

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I was diagnosed with Cervical Myelopathy from injury to neck...I had radiculopathy in left arm with wrist drop. I also had walking issues and pain...

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referring to my spine, at c5/6 the canal is reduced to 8mm does this mean that i will probably require surgery

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The symptoms you describe are concerning for cervical myelopathy, though other possibilities do exist. The...

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