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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Neck problems: Cervical spondylosis refers to chronic calcium build-up and remodeling of the bone in the neck from severe degenerative arthritis. Myelomalacia means ... Read More
Dr. Darren Gitelman
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
Narrowing: These terms mean a narrowing of the cervical (in the neck) spinal canal and the spinal cord (myelomalacia) as well as narrowing where the nerves exit ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Definitions of: Myelomalacia or "bad spinal cord" is abnormal tissue structural change of the cord negatively affecting its function brought on in this case by advanc... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Cervical spine : I deal with this alot with my ms patients that also have spine arthritis. If there is compression from disc bulges or stenosis and there are spinal c... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
MRI: The best imaging approach is via MRI, and a variety of software applications can sort out characteristics of a focal spinal cord lesion. Myelomalacia... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 32 years experience
Be more specific pls: The term myelomalacia refers to an abnormality if white matter, and this may be in the brain or spinal cord. It's a very general term. The underlying ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
You need to see : Either an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon to evaluate the cause of the spinal cord changes to see if there is a surgical solution as to the c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Imaging finding: Myelomalcia is an imaging term used to describe changes to the spinal cord from an injury.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamie Bradbury
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
See a neurosurgeon: Usually this is caused by an old or active injury to the spinal cord. Most common cause is from a disc herniation/bulge. Subtle signs of spinal cord c... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Myelomalacia: Myelomalacia is the end damage findings on mri. No surgical treatment for this type of damage is available. If the cause of the damage is a herniated... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Neurosurgeon: Certain syringohydromyelia cases require no treatment, but since you have spinal cord abnormalities, it's most important that you are evaluated and ad... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Definitions of: Myelomalacia or "bad spinal cord" is abnormal tissue structural change of the cord negatively affecting its function brought on by several causes but ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Myelomalacia: is not a specific disease but can result from a variety of factors. Literally "softening of the cord", it is focal decreased size or shrinkage of the... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
See another surgeon: If you had difficulties from your surgery, you should get a second opinion about treatment options. Clearly your legs are weak and myelomalacia (atro... Read More
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