Our spine is made of 24 bones called vertebrae. There are 7 that form cervical spine (C1-C7) i.e. neck area, there are 12 of them that form the thoracic spine (T1- T12) i.e. spine behind the chest and then 5 vertebrae that form the lumbar spine (L1-L5) i.e lower back area. When there is a severe compression in the spinal cord at any level then it is called myelopathy. The most common type of myelopathy that is seen at Spine Specialist Dr Sudeep Jain's Clinic in New Delhi is of cervical spine. Cervical Myelopathy results when there is compression in the neck area or the cervical spine.
Cervical Myelopathy presents with classical symtoms that include pain in the neck and radiating to the arms and shoulders. It is also accompanied with loss of fine motor skills such as writing, tying shoe lace, buttoning up shirt etc. Apart from this major problem that is associated with cervical spine myelopathy is the loss of balance and trouble walking. Many people experience neck pain, but not all neck pain can be traced back to cervical myelopathy. Some patients with this condition don’t have any neck pain at all. The cause of your neck pain could be muscular rather than neurological. A consultation and physical examination by spine specialist Dr Sudeep Jain at his spine clinic in Delhi could be the best way to differentiate between spinal myelopathy and any other neck problem.
The best way to diagnose the myelopathy of spine is to consult a spine specialist followed by physical examination and MRI Scan. MRI of the affected spine is the best modality for the detailed diagnosis. Sometimes the spine specialist may also advise an EMG.
The best plan of treatment for the myelopathy of spine depends upon the severity of compression and the symptoms. The best treatment for myelopathy of spine is a decompression surgery of spine or the spine fucion surgery. Dr Sudeep Jain who is considered as one of the best spine specialist in New Delhi when it comes to spine surgery. In most of the cases Dr Jain prefers to operate through a minimally invasive or endoscopic method unless contraindicated.
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My team of professionals will patiently hear to your complaints, do a thorough examination and would order investigations only to confirm the clinical diagnosis when in doubt. Most of the problems of spine would be treated conservatively if the patients comes to us in time.
Dr. Sudeep Jain, MCh
Lead Spine Surgeon
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