Amongst all the feedback you have given Myeloapthy.org over the last few years, one key message continues to resonate; you feel your myelopathy should have been picked up a lot earlier and feel that non-specialists are unaware of the condition.
This is a problem: patients with myelopathy are facing lengthy delays in diagnosis, which likely limit their recovery and a lack of general awareness is probably an important factor.
As part of Myelopathy.org's commitment to raising awareness, with our partner researchers at the University of Cambridge, have produced an education article for the BMJ (British Medical Journal), which has been published today: Easily Missed: Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy.
It highlights the condition, including the significant of delayed or misdiagnosis, the challenges in making a diagnosis, whilst offering information to help doctors make the diagnosis and manage the condition better.
The journal is estimated to be read by 120, 000 doctors each week and we hope this is a useful step in helping change care for the better.
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