What Is Myelopathy? Understanding Cervical Disc Herniation with Myelopathy
Cervical disc herniation with myelopathy may be noticed on a MRI scan. Myelopathy is usually from compression on the spinal cord and is an indication of damage to the spinal cord which may be associated with a herniated disc in the cervical spine. One of New York’s top neck spinal surgeons, Dr. Seth Neubardt, discusses myelopathy and describes its symptoms, which include an abnormal gait, stumbling while walking, and bowel or bladder problems.
If you have myelopathy it is important to discuss the treatments with your doctor to determine whether surgery is indicated. It is not uncommon for treatment to include surgery when the spinal cord compression is from a large slipped disk.