Myelopathy Surgery in New Jersey
When it comes to Myelopathy surgery, New Jersey spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner has the comprehensive experience patients trust. As one of the states leading destinations for spine surgery & treatment in NJ, Myelopathy is a spinal condition that Dr. Rovner and his advanced surgical team treats.
Myelopathy is not one single disease or ailment but a general term for many spinal cord issues. Due to its nature as a broad term, Myelopathy can occur because of accidents or trauma and because of disease, inflammation and other health issues. Over time myelopathy may slowly increase in severity.
How Is Myelopathy Different from Other Spinal Ailments?
Unlike most spine issues Myelopathy affects the spinal cord, not individual nerves. Because of this, myelopathy can be difficult to diagnose. Since myelopathy affects the function of the spinal cord it requires early medical attention.
The Causes of Myelopathy
The causes of Myelopathy can include but are not limited to:
- Herniated Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disorders
- Spinal stenosis
Symptoms of Myelopathy
The most common symptoms associated with myelopathy are related to changes in coordination rather than pain or discomfort. A patient suffering from myelopathy may have difficulty tying their shoes and walking down a flight of stairs. Issues with balance, walking, and muscle weakness are also indicators of myelopathy. Most often these symptoms will begin mildly and get worse with time if not treated.