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What is myelopathy?


Myelopathy is a constellation of symptoms that result due to compression of the spinal cord. Some of these symptoms include but are not limited to neck pain, mid back pain, lower back pain, arm and/or leg pain, numbness, weakness, decreased fine motor skills of the hands, difficulty with walking and balance, multiple falls, loss of bowel or bladder control, and the development of abnormal reflexes. Cervical myelopathy occurs in the cervical spine and is due to compression of the cervical spinal cord and is more common than thoracic myelopathy.

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