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Any surgical tratment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy ?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Possible

If the spasticity is due to myleopathy secondary to spinal cord compression , relieving the compression will prevent any symptom progression and may or may not relieve any existing findings or symptoms.

In brief: Possible

If the spasticity is due to myleopathy secondary to spinal cord compression , relieving the compression will prevent any symptom progression and may or may not relieve any existing findings or symptoms.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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In brief: Maybe

If the spinal cord becomes compressed or damaged by progressive degeneration, then surgery is usually mandatory to prevent further damage.
If the myelopathy is due to problems such as ms or underlying medical problems, surgery is not anticipated to benefit. Knowing the underlying cause, allows therapeutic decision making.

In brief: Maybe

If the spinal cord becomes compressed or damaged by progressive degeneration, then surgery is usually mandatory to prevent further damage.
If the myelopathy is due to problems such as ms or underlying medical problems, surgery is not anticipated to benefit. Knowing the underlying cause, allows therapeutic decision making.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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