Tag: myelopathy:

What is myelopathy?

Myelopathy means a compromised state of the spinal cord.  And,  there are multiple reasons for that situation. The more uncommon reasons are secondary to vascular compromise.  Usually there is compromise of the blood supply to the spinal cord.  Typically,  it is the anterior spinal artery that is effected,  although,  posterior artery (there are two of […]

Cervical Myelopathy

What is Cervical Myelopathy?  By definition, it is any functional change of the spinal cord.  Usually, it is caused by pinching of the spinal cord by bone spurs, disk herniations, or a combination.  In the above MRI,  the red circle identifies changes in the spinal cord (see the different coloration) in a man with complaints […]

The MRI and Myelopathy

Lately,  I have seen a few patients that have been told they had Myelopathy.  After evaluating them,  I was certain that they have been misinformed about the nature of Myelopathy.  In the most simplest definition,  Myelopathy means irritation or damage to the spinal cord. The confusion is secondary to the definition of irritation or damage […]