Is there tratment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy?

Yes. Taking pressure off the spinal cord can reduce spasticity in some cases. Medication can help as well. For some, an pump can be implanted to put drug directly into the spinal fluid to reduce spasticity. See a physician who specializes in care of myelopathy (spine surgeons, many neurosurgeons, spinal cord injury specialists, rehabilitation specialists).
Many. Physical therapy, oral medicine, Botox and phenol treatment, intrathecal Baclofen pump in graded fashion.
Spasticity. There's no 100% cure. Most effective treatment I am aware of is a medication called Baclofen (lioresal), that is dosed as 10-20 mg 3 times a day. For more severe spasms there are surgical releases or nerve eradication procedures.

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Please let me know if there is any surgical treatment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy?

There are surgical. Options, such as tendon transfers. There are physicians at tgh that i know can do this. However, this will not correct the myelopathy, it will only ease the pain from the spasticity. It may not improve function as well. Have you tried Botox injections? They are very useful with spasticity of you have not tried yet. Read more...

What is cervical myelopathy due to?

Several things. One of the most common is spondylosis: the natural degenerative (aging) of the neck, which narrows the space for the spinal cord. A large disk herniation (rupture) can also do this. Sometime ligaments within the channel containing the cord can thicken, occasionally becoming bone, and compress the cord. Pus from infection and tumor can do this. Radiation can cause myelopathy as can some infections. Read more...
Multiple reasons. A large disc herniation, narrowing of spinal canal due to degenerative changes, calcification of spine ligaments with enlargement, spinal trauma, instabilities secondary to prior trauma or degeneration, cysts, tumors, epidural abscesses, syringomyelia, post radiation, to name several reasons. Most times the spinal canal is too narrow for the spinal cord. Read more...

What causes most cervical myelopathy?

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 more...
Several reasons. There is a genetic basis for degenerative disc disease and for spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury also can accelerate degenerative changes and smokers accelerate this rate 4x over a nonsmoker. An acutely herniated large disc can cause a myelopathy. Given all the potential reasons, it is most often associated with degeneration leading to a too narrow spinal canal for the cord. Read more...

What sort of disease is cervical myelopathy?

Weakness. This literally means 'muscle weakness coming from the neck' or any kind of 'pinching of the nerves' in the neck causing weakness in the upper extremities. A MRI is the best test to find the source: usually a 'bulging disc' but a tumor needs to be ruled out. Read more...
Neurological. The spinal cord in the neck is not working properly. Often this is from pressure on the cord by disk, bone spurs or ligaments. Symptoms can be numbness (often in the hands), weakness, clumsiness, loss of dexterity, poor balance, unsteady walking. Read more...

What kind of doctor sees somebody for cervical myelopathy?

Spine surgeon. Usually it is a spine surgeon (orthopedic or neurological spine surgeon). Sometimes a rehabilitation physician (physiatrist) will care for myelopathy. Myelopathy due to spinal cord compression is usually best treated by surgery unless the symptoms are very mild and stable (not worsening), or other medical conditions make surgery too risky. Read more...
Several. There are several specialists that may be involved from a neurologist who may diagnose this and then refer to a spine surgeon ( orthopaedic or neurosurgical ) for definitive treatment to a physiatrist who may get involved in post op rehabilitation or management if there are reasons not to operate along with a neurologist then for the same reason. Read more...

Cervical myelopathy. What is it?

Spinal cord problem. In broad terms, it means the spinal cord in the neck area is not working properly. Symptoms (problems) a person may experience include loss of hand strength & dexterity (trouble writing, typing, opening jars, buttoning clothes), numbness or tingling in arms, hands, legs, unsteady gait (walking). It can come from pressure on the cord, but also some infections & other conditions. It is serious. Read more...
Cord dysfunctional . The spinal cord malfunctions and there are multiple reasons including cord compression from things compressing it, expanding it or even stretching it or conditions that cause changes within the cord itself like irradiation. Read more...