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Cervical Stenosis without Myelopathy...

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Can Cervical stenosis without myelopathy progress to with myelopathy? 


  • I'm actually wondering the same thing. I keep noticing my thighs getting bigger. 
  • sherrygirlssherrygirl ontario canadaPosts: 162
    I wonder the same too
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  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,509
    well, i learned something because of you this evening, i didn't understand the difference between stenosis and myelopathy. for anyone who wants to know what myelopathy means see

    i suppose that it depends on what the stenosis is caused by.  if it is caused by a disc bulge/herniation, then if that gets worse, seems like it could lead to myelopathy, doesn't it?  i don't know if there are any other possible causes.


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  • Yeah, that's my thinking as well, Bruce. 

    I was told that there are osteophytes and a degree of kyphosis, thus need of c6 corpectomy and c5-c7 ACDF. So considering this info, my conditions must progress worse over time. Therefore it seems to be logical to conclude that I will have severe symptoms of myoleparhy eventually. 

    Thanks all for helping me sort things out in my head. 
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