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i have cervical myelopathy. should i have a spinal fusion, laminectomy or adjustment?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No adjustment!: Myelopathy means you have symptoms due to pressure on the spinal cord in the neck. Adjustments are absolutely out of the question. A decompression or fusion is the most appropriate treatment to stop progression of symptoms. However, the kind of procedure is dependent on the reason you have myelopathy. You need to see a spine surgeon in order to fully evaluate your problem.
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
I 100% agree with Dr. Khounganian.
Apr 11, 2012

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