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What are the common symptoms of myelopathy?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Numb, weak, clumsy

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).

In brief: Numb, weak, clumsy

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).
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