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is personality changes a symptom of myelopathy

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Myelopathy: No. Ataxia, or a staggering walk akin to being drunk without alcohol is typical. Coordination problems--trouble writing, buttoning buttons, discerning ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not typically : This is more related to a compression of the thecal sac or lower end of the spinal cord which for most people ends around L1 level. Sometimes there i ... Read More
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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Numbness in the saddle region is not related to the cervical spine. I recommend that you have a formal work up an MRI of the lower thoracic and lumbar ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cervical or lumber: Cervical myelopathy may note one or more of the following heavy feeling in the legs inability to walk at a brisk pace deterioration in fine motor s ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Numb, weak, clumsy: Common symptoms include numbness (perhaps tingling) in the hands and sometimes the arms. The hands are often weak and lose dexterity (cannot write, ty ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Numb, weak, gait: Common symptoms include numbness (perhaps tingling) in the hands and sometimes the arms. The hands are often weak and lose dexterity (cannot write, ty ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Cervical Myelopathy: Michael: Myelopathy refers to loss of function & weakness in arms and legs, both sides, from compression of the spinal cord within the neck. Radic ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: Cervical myelopathy causes symptoms of numbness and muscle weakness, but do not cause dizziness or v ertigo.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dipakkumar Pandya
28 years experience Neurology
No: Not always.
A female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience Pain Management
Herniated disc: Lumbar discs can herniate (slip) due to several reasons, main ones being lifting while bending down, sudden jerky motion etc. Usually if a disc does n ... Read More
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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. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Spinal stenosis: Diameters of less than 10 mms in the cervical spine are considered stenotic, whereas diameters in the upper portion of 10 to 13 are considered to be r ... Read More
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