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I know cervical myelopathy has consequences. What are they?

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Paralysis

If left untreated a cervical myelopathy will get progressively worse and lead to increasing difficulty using your hand, arms and increasing difficulty walking.
You should see a neurosurgeon for a discussion regarding treatment options.

In brief: Paralysis

If left untreated a cervical myelopathy will get progressively worse and lead to increasing difficulty using your hand, arms and increasing difficulty walking.
You should see a neurosurgeon for a discussion regarding treatment options.
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

This does not get better, it will get worse but that varies from slowly to rapidly to some that progress in a step-wise manner meaning a progression then a holding pattern for a while then another progression.
It is not predictable but since it gets worse it should be addressed by a spine surgeon consult . You develop weakness, spasticity, numbness, lack of coordination & bowel/bladder issues.

In brief: Several

This does not get better, it will get worse but that varies from slowly to rapidly to some that progress in a step-wise manner meaning a progression then a holding pattern for a while then another progression.
It is not predictable but since it gets worse it should be addressed by a spine surgeon consult . You develop weakness, spasticity, numbness, lack of coordination & bowel/bladder issues.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Sharad Rajpal
Neurosurgery

In brief: Neurologic injury

Cervical myelopathy typically involves spinal cord compression with ongoing spinal cord injury and therefore patient can either develop progressive or permanent neurologic injury if the problem is not addressed in a timely manner.

In brief: Neurologic injury

Cervical myelopathy typically involves spinal cord compression with ongoing spinal cord injury and therefore patient can either develop progressive or permanent neurologic injury if the problem is not addressed in a timely manner.
Dr. Sharad Rajpal
Dr. Sharad Rajpal
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