The spinal cord carries nerve impulses to corresponding areas of the arms, shoulders, chest and legs. Cervical Myelopathy occurs when these nerve impulses are interrupted and neurological functions are impaired. This condition has a variety of causes including trauma to the spine, infection, inflammation, tumor, degenerative spinal conditions and herniated discs.
Those with Cervical Myelopathy may experience signs and symptoms such as:
● Neck pain
● Numbness / tingling in the hands
● Loss of motor function in the hands
● Weakness in the arms or hands,
● Loss of balance
● Urinary incontinence