3 doctors weighed in:

How will myelopathy affect my health going forward?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid further trauma

Once myelopathy is diagnosed, your spinal cord needs to be treated gently.
Avoid contact sports, impacts to your head, falls, bouncing or jarring. If surgery is required to relieve pressure on your spinal cord, then pursue it. Your spinal cord function can improve after surgery but will not return to normal tolerance to extreme activities. Walking, riding a bike, and swimming are good exercises.

In brief: Avoid further trauma

Once myelopathy is diagnosed, your spinal cord needs to be treated gently.
Avoid contact sports, impacts to your head, falls, bouncing or jarring. If surgery is required to relieve pressure on your spinal cord, then pursue it. Your spinal cord function can improve after surgery but will not return to normal tolerance to extreme activities. Walking, riding a bike, and swimming are good exercises.
Dr. Kevin Teal
Dr. Kevin Teal
Thank

In brief: Conservative RX?

Compressive cervical myelopathy can be corrected with decompressive surgery; and there are many therapeutic surgical modalities.
Myeopathies due to intrinsic cord lesions need a work up to rule out treatable conditions. Non compressive traumatic myelopathy improve with time.

In brief: Conservative RX?

Compressive cervical myelopathy can be corrected with decompressive surgery; and there are many therapeutic surgical modalities.
Myeopathies due to intrinsic cord lesions need a work up to rule out treatable conditions. Non compressive traumatic myelopathy improve with time.
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors