Just diagnosed with cervical spondolytis - Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical Myelopathy

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Just diagnosed with cervical spondolytis

misaryk
misaryk

Hi everyone sorry if I spelt it wrong. I seen my rheumatologist a couple of days ago, and she said that the above is what I gave. She said to take muscle relaxants and alternate between ice and heat. I am wondering what your symptoms were of this and if I should wear a cervical collar off and on through the day. Thanks in advance.

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MyelopathicMe
MyelopathicMeModerator

Hi there. People with cervical spondylosis can develop myelopathy but not everyone does. If you have myelopathy you may well be experiencing electric shock type pains or burning, pins & needles to arms or legs, clumsy stiff fingers, problems with balance, walking gait or continence.

The next step I would have thought is to have a MRI scan if you haven't had one already as if you have spinal cord compression it's the only way to know for sure. Then you would need a referral to a neurosurgeon. As for wearing a collar - I'm not able to advise about that. Hope you get more answers.

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