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Compression: Cervical myelopathy is most often caused by compression on the cervical spinal cord. This can occur acutely, for example, after a ruptured herniated disc or if there is a blood clot. This can also occur slowly over time as the patient develops spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. This leads to "squeezing" of the spinal cord and the symptoms of myelopathy. ...Read more
Neck arthritis: Myelopathy from spinal cord pressure is usually from disk bulges or herniations, bone spurs, ligament thickening from the degeneration ("aging") process ("arthritis" or spondylosis). People born with small canals and tendency for degeneration are more likely to get it than people born with large canals (the channel for the spinal cord). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"
Post acdf c5-6 c6-7 my conditions are cervical radiculopathy, intervt cerv disc d/o w/myelopathy cerv reg. Can it cause recurring severe back pain why?
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 by a spine specialist. If you're evaluated by a spine surgeon (ortho spine or neurosurgeon) and they see nothing that can be done, frequently they mean nothing from a surgical perspective. Make sure you see an non-surgical spine/pain specialist. ...Read more
Can cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy that is bad enough to require surgery because of so much narrowing of spinal canal cause a delay in urination and problems ejaculating? I dont have ED but usually can't "finish" sometimes I can with aggressive
History, exam, MRI: In many cases, your history will show the symptoms of myelopathy (e.g., hand clumsiness, numbness, weakness). A careful exam may show signs of spinal cord problems. In most folks MRI will be the test to confirm the diagnosis (if you cannot have an mri, a ct with dye in the spinal fluid can give similar information to mri). ...Read more
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 skills (such as handwriting or buttoning a shirt) ntermittent shooting pains into the arms and legs (like an lermitte’s phenomenon) •arm pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, type, play musical instruments, button clothing, open bottles). Walking becomes difficult, with decreased balance (need to hold on to walls, use cane or walker). ...Read more