Treatment Of Cervical Myelopathy
Cervical myelopathy is a condition that occurs when the spinal cord in the neck becomes compressed or damaged, leading to symptoms such as weakness, numbness, and difficulty with balance and coordination. The treatment of cervical myelopathy depends on the underlying cause of the condition and the severity of the symptoms.
Some common treatments for cervical myelopathy include:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and pain.
Exercise, stretching, and other physical therapy techniques can help improve mobility and strength.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to decompress the spinal cord or to repair damaged structures. This may involve a laminectomy, which involves removing a portion of the vertebral bone to relieve pressure on the spinal cord, or a spinal fusion, which involves fusing two or more vertebrae together to stabilize the spine.
Book to see Dr Sherief today for an assessment and to determine the most appropriate treatment for your cervical myelopathy, if present. The treatment plan will of course vary depending on the individual’s specific symptoms and medical history.