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Cervical Myelopathy

Dr Crane, orthopedic spine surgeon in St. Louis, MO, treating a patient.

What is Cervical Myelopathy?  This is a problem that affects your spinal cord. It happens when something presses harmfully against it. Your spinal cord is the main nerve pathway between your brain and your body. Pressure on it can cause problems throughout your body. Symptoms Myelopathy has a wide range of symptoms. These depend on […]

Lumbar Radiculopathy

lumbar radiculopathy on the body

What is Lumbar Radiculopathy? This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an injury in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Sciatica may result from a variety of problems with the bones […]

Cervical Radiculopathy

cervical radiculopathy on the body

What is Cervical Radiculopathy? This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones […]

Herniated Discs

herniated discs on the body

What are Herniated Discs? A herniated disc is a common injury that can affect any part of the spine. A herniated disc can cause severe pain and other problems in the arms or legs. Symptoms Symptoms of a herniated disc vary depending on the location of the disc and the severity of the rupture. Some […]