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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Unknown.: It can be associated with many diseases.
Dr. Kris Radcliff
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spinal stenosis: The most common cause of cervical myelopathy is spinal cord compression from arthritis (disk herniations, bone spurs, osteophytes). This is called cer ... Read More
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Where did you come across this term "degenerative myelopathy"? The term refers to a disease of dogs, not people. Please clarify what you are asking ab ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Neck arthritis: Myelopathy from spinal cord pressure is usually from disk bulges or herniations, bone spurs, ligament thickening from the degeneration ("aging") proce ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Several reasons: There is a genetic basis for degenerative disc disease and for spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury also can accelerate degenerative c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Compression: Cervical myelopathy is most often caused by compression on the cervical spinal cord. This can occur acutely, for example, after a ruptured herniated d ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Need evaluation : We need a total emvaluation. The information you have does not explain everything that's happening with you. You need to re-evaluation with the neurol ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Stenosis: Myelopathy is a disease or disturbance of spinal chord. Common for compression to cause the problem, but on imaging you see the compression. Common c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Myelopathy : Myelopathy is dependent on the amount of compression. If the compression in intermittent then there is less, if the compression includes a great deal ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Faubel
14 years experience Pain Management
Not likely: Cervical spine issues won't cause recurring severe low back pain. If the mid or low back is severe, you need to either go the er or be evaluated ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Yes, it can: Based on the information provided -- intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy in the cervical region can cause bladder dysfunction as the spinal c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alphonse Michael Reed
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Only if the degree o: Thed degree of hypertension must be significant enough to cause compression. LP of an amount to decrease compression would be helpful on intermittent ... Read More
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