6 doctors weighed in:

Do lots of people get cervical myelopathy, or is it unusual?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not very frequent

Cervical myelopathy means the discs are compressing the spinal cord, causing spinal cord dysfunction, no just pain, they have to have weakness in there legs and sensory symptoms --this is rare more common cervical radiculopathy, where a disc compress one nerve root coming out, cause weakness, numbness and pain in one arm.

In brief: Not very frequent

Cervical myelopathy means the discs are compressing the spinal cord, causing spinal cord dysfunction, no just pain, they have to have weakness in there legs and sensory symptoms --this is rare more common cervical radiculopathy, where a disc compress one nerve root coming out, cause weakness, numbness and pain in one arm.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Thank
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not unusual

It is not an infrequent finding.
In many cases symptoms may be very mild or not noticed by the patient but may be observed by a significant other. So the overall numbers are tough to know. Disc herniations and arthritis leading to canal narrowing with cord compression are the most common reasons for this issue.

In brief: Not unusual

It is not an infrequent finding.
In many cases symptoms may be very mild or not noticed by the patient but may be observed by a significant other. So the overall numbers are tough to know. Disc herniations and arthritis leading to canal narrowing with cord compression are the most common reasons for this issue.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Thank
Read more answers from doctors