Suffering from chronic pain and symptoms caused by myelopathy can prevent you from living your daily life. The first step to finding pain relief and live life in full motions is to reach out to your physician for a diagnosis. Once your condition is officially diagnosed as myelopathy, you and your doctor can work together to create a treatment plan that best fits your needs. Read on to learn more about the treatment options available for myelopathy, including traditional procedures as well as minimally invasive spine surgery.
Treatments for Myelopathy
If conservative measures for myelopathy such as anti-inflammatories, pain medications, muscle relaxants, physical therapy and steroid injections do not succeed, surgical intervention may become necessary. Traditionally, the only solution for patients suffering from myelopathy was to undergo a highly invasive open neck or back procedure in a hospital setting. However, there is a minimally invasive option which is performed through a small incision. If you feel that you have myelopathy, contact our specialists at Spine & Orthopedic Center.