Facebook Pixel


Our top priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, their families and our staff who are working on the frontlines. While we recognize the important role that visits from loved ones play in the healing process, we must have visitation restrictions in order to protect lives. Learn more.

Visit COVID-19 Information Page

In honor of Memorial Day some locations may be closed or operating under modified hours.

View Holiday Hours

Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical myelopathy – a dysfunction of the spinal cord – can be caused by degenerative arthritis, trauma, herniated discs, tumors, and inflammation. Symptoms include weakness, numbness, and tingling in extremities. Patients can also have difficulty walking and with fine motor control in their hands.

ortho spine Myelopathy

How is cervical myelopathy diagnosed and treated?

Your doctor will examine you for the typical myelopathy symptoms and will likely run a number of diagnostic imaging tests – magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), myelograms, and electromyography (EMG). A lumbar puncture – also known as a spinal tap – could be done if inflammation is suspected.

Myelopathy due to degenerative arthritis, trauma, or herniated discs will likely require surgical intervention. Tumor-related myelopathy will result in surgical excision or radiation therapy, anti-inflammatory medications can treat inflammation-induced cases.