Monday, 25 November 2013

Cervical Stenosis with Myleopathy – The Diagnosis

Cervical Stenosis is defined as a degeneration of the structures of the spine as a result of aging causes of a slowly progressive condition of the cervical spinal cord. Spinal stenosis cause pressure on the spinal cord, which may lead to the symptoms of myelopathy. Cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy is a common disease in elderly patients of male gender(2)
D.  Diagnosis
The aim of the diagnosis is to find the causes of the pain. After a complete history and physical exam, the tests your doctor ordered may include
1. X ray
X ray may be the first examination which your doctor order to detect the presence of Cervical Stenosis.
2. Computed Tomography (CT) Scan 
A CT scan generates a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken around a single axis of rotation, to create a three-dimensional picture of the inside of the body in details.The pictures are viewed by your doctor to see the extent of the Cervical Stenosis.
3. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is one of many advanced technology used to visualize internal structures cross sectional imaging of your body used effectively in providing the better details of the Cervical Stenosis and surrounding areas.
4. Myelogram
Myelogram is an X-ray of your spine taken with a injection of special dye into the spinal column for your doctor to examine the pressure on the spinal cord or problems with discs or vertebrae or tumor between the spinal cord and vertebrae.
5. Etc.

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