Category Archives: Myelopathy

More About Myelopathy

In this month’s first blog we discussed damage to the spinal cord — myelopathy. It is named for the area of the spine where it occurs: cervical myelopathy, thoracic myelopathy, and lumbar myelopathy. The most common form is cervical myelopathy, so in this second blog of June let’s get into a little more depth on […]


Myelopathy

Because our vertebrae house and protect the spinal cord, it’s hard to see how the nerves that make up the spinal cord could be injured other than by some violent shearing during trauma, such as in a car accident. Actually, most cases of injury to the spinal cord, known as myelopathy, occur slowly over many […]


What is Cervical Myelopathy?

When your spinal cord in the cervical spine is injured from compression. This is known as cervical myelopathy. It involves symptoms ranging from neck pain to difficulty holding a pen. We treat cervical myelopathy at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders. What is cervical myelopathy? Myelopathy is the term for general injury to the spinal cord […]


Myelopathy | DFW Center for Spinal Disorders

Myelopathy

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders we see plenty of disc herniations, compressed nerves, and bulging discs. All of these can lead to myelopathy, which refers to the loss of spinal cord activity. This can be a result of sudden injury or the natural degeneration of the spine that occurs with aging. It’s important to […]


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Information about Myelopathy

Myelopathy is the clinical term for spinal cord compression. It is one of the most common causes of cervical or neck pain in people over age 55 in the U.S. The pain associated with myelopathy can lead from problems with the vertebrae and facet joints of your spine, as well as the muscles, ligaments, and […]



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