Just diagnosed with cervical spondolytis - Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical Myelopathy

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Just diagnosed with cervical spondolytis


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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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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