Myelopathy, also referred to as spinal cord compression, is one of the most common causes of cervical or neck pain in people over age 55 in the United States. Myelopathy describes any neurologic deficit related to the spinal cord. Myelopathy is usually caused by compression of the spinal cord by osteophyte (bony) growth or extruded disc material in the cervical spine.
The pain associated with myelopathy may be caused by problems in the vertebrae and facet joints of your spine, as well as in the muscles, ligaments, and nerves of your spine.
Myelopathy is commonly treated at Orlando Orthopaedic Center using both minimally invasive surgery and non-surgical methods as required by our board certified spine surgeons.
A majority of patients treated at Orlando Orthopaedic Center report an improvement in their condition.