Cervical myelopathy occurs when the spinal cord in the neck becomes compressed. This pressure interrupts nerve impulses and neurological functions, causing neck pain and other symptoms.
This condition has a variety of causes, including trauma to the spine, infection, inflammation, tumor, degenerative spinal conditions and herniated discs. Cervical myelopathy most often presents symptoms in the neck but may also cause pain or numbness in the back or body below the compressed area of the spinal cord.
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Cervical myelopathy may present several different symptoms, including:
Numbness or tingling in the hands
Loss of motor function in the hands
Weakness in the arms or hands
Loss of balance
When cervical myelopathy is diagnosed early, treatment is expected to be far more successful. If you have the above symptoms, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis and understand your treatment options.
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