Due to its subtle innocuous presentation, the true prevalence of cervical myelopathy is not know however it is imperative to diagnose and treat the condition early as prognosis is linked to duration of symptoms.


Cervical myelopathy is a syndrome of spinal cord dysfunction caused by the compression of the spinal cord.

Clinical Presentation

Presentation is often protean in nature, with common complaints being gait disturbances, fine motor and balance problems

Radiographic Presentation

This often includes x-rays. CT scanning and MRI scanning. An MRI is the most useful tool to evaluate the spinal cord and the offending compressive structures.


If evidence of spinal cord compression is present, operative intervention is indicated.

Anterior Cervical Surgery

Posterior Cervical Surgery