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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Myelopathy (Definition)

Myelopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in the spinal cord. There is a large range of causes such as viral infections and trauma. Movement and sensation may ...Read more


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Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more?

Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more?

Neck degeneration: Cervical spondylosis is an arthritic-like wear and tear degeneration of the vertebrae, and typically results in neck pain, stiffness, and decreased flexibility. When the process results in bony changes, the spinal canal can narrow at various levels, and if the spinal cord is compressed, that can cause numbness, weakness, and bladder problems (result of "myelopathy"). ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more about it.?

Spinal cord compress: It is a degenerative condition, with narrowing of the spinal canal and impingement of the spinal cord, with symptoms such as hand clumpsiness, dropping things, change of gait, balance problems, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what cervical spondylosis without myelopathy means? And what are annular tears?

Degenerative changes: Cervical spondylosis implies degenerative changes of the cervical spine. These changes will occur in everyone, & typically starts in the 2nd decade of life. It involves bone spurs, degenerative disc(s), includes tears in the annulus (structure that surrounds the disc material), herniated discs. Myelopathy is a disturbance of the spinal cord mostly due to a pathology compressing the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy. I was walking when struck by a suv in may of 2012. No neck or shoulder problems before. Why now?

Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy. I was walking when struck by a suv in may of 2012. No neck or shoulder problems before. Why now?

You got hit by a SUV: All 62 year olds have spondylosis which is the aging of the spine. You sustained an injury to the structures of your neck that in a number of patients can exceed one year from time of injury in the distribution you describe. See a spine specialist for an evaluation and treatment suggestions as even a yonger person without pre existing spondylosis can also experience prolonged symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is cervical spondylosis?

What sort of disorder is cervical spondylosis?

Neck degeneration: Degeneratiom of disc and joints of neck it may or may not be symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is cervical spondylosis? Can you describe it?

What is cervical spondylosis? Can you describe it?

Degenerative bone: Degenerative changes in the vertebrae in the neck cause irregular bony processes, degenerative changes in the disc and ligaments combine to narrow the spinal canal and damage the spinal cord. The symptoms are in part due to osteoarthritis of the cervical spine, but more seriously due to damage to the spinal cord and its nerves. ...Read more

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How come I have cervical spondylosis, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have cervical spondylosis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Very Common: Spondylosis is basically a fancy term for wear and tear of the spine. We will all develop wear and tear over time and generally don't know it. Spondylosis is seen on xrays or MRI as degeneration of the discs or joints of the spine. It is often not painful but certainly can be. It is more common to see spondylosis as we age. ...Read more

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Is cervical spondylosis curable?

Is cervical spondylosis curable?

Not curable: Since cervical spondylosis is arthritis changes in the cervical spine, it cannot be cured. It is a normal degenerative process as we age. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cervical spondylosis?

No but secondary : Issues that can result from these aging related symptoms can be managed usually with nonoperative means and when indicated, surgery. Cervical spondylosis is a normal finding as we age. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Spinal Cord Disease (Definition)

Spinal cord disease is a condition where the nerves of the spinal cord are injured or infected. This affects their function and causes ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more