If you are experiencing any severe pain and weakness you believe isn’t part of the normal aging process, then you may be experiencing cervical myelopathy. This medical condition causes significant degeneration in the body over time and can easily keep you from doing what makes you happy. Get in touch with us at Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates in Duxbury. Our goal is to help you live your best possible life.
What Is Cervical Myelopathy?
Cervical myelopathy is a spinal cord injury due to severe compression in the neck. This can come from trauma, degenerative disease or other factors. Symptoms include pain, numbness, problems with coordination and weakness in the neck or arms. Early signs include frequently dropping objects and deterioration in your fine motor skills such as handwriting. Later warning signs can include walking imbalance.
What To Expect?
Your treatment will be determined by one of our providers, which typically include pain relief, improved motor function, the prevention of neurological deterioration and the reversal or improvement of neurological deficits. Some treatment methods include:
- Manual therapy techniques
- Cervical traction and manipulation of the thoracic spine
- Balance training
- Aerobic exercises
- Core stability exercises
- Mobility and proprioception exercises
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you feel you could benefit from cervical myelopathy treatment, contact us at Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates in Plymouth, Duxbury and Sandwich today to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you live the best life you can!