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Cervical Spine Myelopathy

Cervical Spine Myelopathy

Cervical Spine Myelopathy is also referred to as Spinal Cord Compression. It is a neck disorder that occurs when the spinal cord is squeezed or compressed due to wear and tear in the spine as we age.

Patients may experience variety of symptoms including:

  • numbness or tingling in the fingers, hands or arms
  • weakness in the hands, arms or shoulders
  • problems with coordination
  • loss of fine motor skills
  • imbalance
  • pain or stiffness in the neck

Treatment options include:

  • physical therapy
  • a soft cervical collar
  • medication
  • surgery