A member asked:

What is myelomalacia of spinal cord c4-t1?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Thomas Dowling answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Myelomalacia or "bad spinal cord" is abnormal tissue structural change of the cord negatively affecting its function brought on by several causes but most times due to degenerative changes when involving multiple levels leading to narrowing of spinal canal compressing the spinal cord and creating these cord changes. Surgery is indicated if there is evidence of cord compression to prevent worsening.

Answered Sep 19, 2019

5.3k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

How serious is a disc herniation at c4-c5 with spinal contact?

8 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...