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Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more?
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In brief: 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").

In brief: 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").
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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In brief: Yes
People have spinal canals that vary in size from one another but they all develop degenerative changes over time called spondylosis which can create further narrowing of the spinal canal leading to spinal cord compression causing a myelopathy that will get worse over time but varies in rate but usually requires surgery

In brief: Yes
People have spinal canals that vary in size from one another but they all develop degenerative changes over time called spondylosis which can create further narrowing of the spinal canal leading to spinal cord compression causing a myelopathy that will get worse over time but varies in rate but usually requires surgery
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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