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The following are some of the common issues with the spine.

Cervical myelopathy

Cervical myelopathy is a condition where the spinal cord in the neck is compressed, affecting the signals from the brain to the body.

It can be caused by aging, injury, infection inflammation, tumors, or congenital narrowing of the spinal canal.

Symptoms may include neck pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion, numbness, weakness, clumsiness, balance problems, or bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Diagnosis is based on medical history, physical examination, and imaging tests such as MRI, CT, or X-ray.

Treatment options depend on the severity and progression of the condition, and may include medication, physical therapy, braces, or surgery.

Surgery aims to relieve the pressure on the spinal cord and prevent further damage, but may not reverse the existing neurological deficits.

cervical radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition where a nerve in the neck gets pinched or irritated, causing pain, numbness, or weakness in the arm or hand.

It can affect anyone, but is more common in people aged 40 to 50, due to wear and tear of the cervical spine, the part of the spine that supports the head.

The cervical spine has seven vertebrae, each with a pair of nerve roots that branch out to different parts of the body. When one of these nerve roots is compressed, it can affect the function and sensation of the corresponding area.

The compression can be caused by various factors, such as a herniated disc, a bone spur, a spinal tumor, an infection, or an injury. Sometimes, the cause is unknown.

The diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy is based on the patient’s symptoms, medical history, physical examination, and imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scan.

Cervical radiculopathy is treated by easing nerve pressure and restoring function, using medication, therapy, injections, or surgery.

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is a type of pain that results from damage or dysfunction of the nervous system. It can cause abnormal sensations such as burning, tingling, numbness, or increased sensitivity to touch or temperature.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. When this condition occurs, the spinal cord and/or the nerves may become compressed which can result in pain, numbness, weakness or reduced level of function.


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