Spinal Cord Compression
Spinal cord compression is when the spinal cord becomes compressed or squeezed as a result of aging and subsequent wear-and-tear on the body.
This condition most commonly occurs in patients 50 years old or older and can not only cause discomfort, but can impair motor skills and balance. Causes include cervical disk degeneration (bone spurs and herniated disks), rheumatoid arthritis, and injuries.
If you think that you may have cervical spondylotic myelopathy, it is important that you seek the medial counsel of a doctor and back pain specialist, as this condition can greatly impact your quality of life:
Often non-invasive treatments such as physical therapy and medications can help provide relief and improve a person's quality of life. However, in some cases surgery can be necessary.