Spondylotic Myelopathy


Cervical Spinal stenosis, is a condition where there is narrowing of the spinal canal and often the neural foramen that causes compression of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. This narrowing is caused by numerous factors including bone spurs, degeneration of the intervertebral disks and facet joints, and thickening of the ligaments. If the stenosis is severe and it starts to affect the spinal cord it is then referred to as Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Cervical=Neck, Spondylotic=Arthritis and Stenosis of the Neck Myelopathy=Pathology involving the Spinal cord.

Also see:



Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)