Cervical Myelopathy is a condition that narrows the spinal canal in the cervical portion (the top five vertebrae) of the spine. This narrowing of the spinal canal also compress boneuntil it reaches the point ofspinal cord injury.Our spinal cord injury lawyers in San Diego know that some people afflicted with cervical myelopathy do not exhibit symptoms, but the most common symptoms include neck pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the arms or hands, and difficulty even performing mundane tasks (i.e. combing hair, buttoning a shirt or turning on a car). Other people have difficulty walking or have difficulty keeping their balance.A lot of people are actually born with this condition and this applies to many residents of San Diego. The most common cause of degenerative cervical spondylosis is arthritic changes in the cervical spine. Over time, these changes lead to a narrowing and compression of the spinal cord. Also, a large central herniated disc can also cause or worsen cervical myelopathy.Initial spinal cord injury treatment consists of physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and pain-killers. Should symptoms persist, then a doctor might recommend surgery to remove the arthritic bone that has narrowed the spinal canal (causing cervical myelopathy). A spinal cord surgeon such as a neurosurgeon may also perform a spinal fusion procedure to stabilize the area.

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Since 1992, the spinal cord injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC in San Diego have been assisting injured persons just like you recover the maximum financial compensation for their paralysis and spinal cord injuries. We know the legal process can at times be very confusing. Do not worry over the complexities of the law by yourself because our experience will help guide you through the process.You should not have to feel alone when battling insurance companies or even recovering what you lost if you suffer from spinal cord injuries or paralysis, as well as any other secondary condition. Thats what were here forto help you recover all the money you are entitled to in a personal injury settlement with the least amount of stress.If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay anything until we recover money on your behalf.