Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical myelopathy is a progressive neurological condition caused by compression of the spinal cord in the neck region. This can result in a range of symptoms such as changes in fine motor skills and dexterity, problems with walking and balance, numbness in the hands, and bladder dysfunction.

The most common cause of cervical myelopathy is degenerative changes in the spine, such as herniated discs, bone spurs, or thickened ligaments that narrow the spinal canal and compress the spinal cord. Other causes may include spinal cord injuries, infections, or tumors.

Diagnosis of cervical myelopathy typically involves a physical examination, imaging tests such as MRI, and neurological assessments. Treatment options may include rest, physical therapy, pain medication, and corticosteroid injections. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and prevent further damage.

Prevention measures for cervical myelopathy include maintaining good posture, regular exercise, and avoiding activities that place excessive stress on the spine. It is important to seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms of cervical myelopathy, as early diagnosis and treatment can improve outcomes and prevent further neurological damage.

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