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How common is it for somebody to get cervical myelopathy?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Pretty common

It is fairly common, though not as common as neck pain without nerve type symptoms or radiculopathy (arm pain, numbness, tingling, weakness due to irritation or pressure on a nerve rather than the spinal cord itself).

In brief: Pretty common

It is fairly common, though not as common as neck pain without nerve type symptoms or radiculopathy (arm pain, numbness, tingling, weakness due to irritation or pressure on a nerve rather than the spinal cord itself).
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not so common

Cervical myelopathy is a condtion of the neck where spurs cause narrowing of the spinal canal with injury to the spinal cord.
Sometimes this is reversible and other times it is permanent. It does not occur that often. This is a condition requiring surgery as the spinal canal must be restored to a normal caliber. If not, paralysis can occur.

In brief: Not so common

Cervical myelopathy is a condtion of the neck where spurs cause narrowing of the spinal canal with injury to the spinal cord.
Sometimes this is reversible and other times it is permanent. It does not occur that often. This is a condition requiring surgery as the spinal canal must be restored to a normal caliber. If not, paralysis can occur.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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