At The Spine Center, we’re committed to helping you overcome common spinal conditions so you can live a more active, pain-free life. Dr. Siddiqui uses minimally invasive techniques to provide you with cutting-edge treatment for myelopathy and other spinal disorders.
What is Myelopathy?
Myelopathy is the loss of nerve function due to various spinal disorders. This can be caused by sudden spinal injury or degenerative disease that comes naturally with aging. Myelopathy results in loss of sensation, movement, and even paralysis. In short, it’s a very serious issue that affects the entire spinal cord, and it needs to be taken care of immediately to prevent further spinal cord disorders.
Symptoms of Myelopathy
Only a qualified spine doctor in Houston can determine if you suffer from myelopathy. However, there are some common symptoms and characteristics you can look for to determine if you may be affected by this condition. These include:
- Stiff neck
- Arm pain
- Numbness in the hands
- Weakness throughout the arms and legs
- Difficulty walking
- Poor balance and coordination
Dr. Siddiqui closely examines patients to discover the structural problems creating the myelopathy. The Spine Center uses minimally invasive techniques to relieve the pressure on the spinal nerves and to give you a better chance for recovery. Because our procedures are less invasive than traditional back treatment, many of our patients enjoy:
- Faster recovery time
- Less post-op pain
- Less scarring
- Decreased need for post-op pain medication