In a case of cervical spondylosis with myelopathy (CSM), also known as spinal cord compression, the unavoidable wear and tear of life has taken its toll on your spine, adding undue pressure to your spinal cord. When this condition progresses, uncomfortable symptoms can arise such as numbness in your extremities, chronic neck pain, and a loss of balance.
Dayton Neurologic Associates’s Dr. Michael P. Verdon proudly provides cutting-edge cervical spondylotic myelopathy treatment to patients in need. As a minimally-invasive spine surgery specialist, Dr. Michael P. Verdon is well-equipped to evaluate and treat patients with cervical spondylosis and myelopathy in a compassionate, welcoming environment. When you are a patient at our practice, you will be treated like family.
If you suspect you are suffering from this painful condition or are still in pain following conservative treatments for CSM, reach out to us today. Request an appointment online or call a location near you to get started on your journey to a fuller, pain-free life!
For some patients living with cervical myelopathy, physical therapy and a cervical collar brace are sufficient to help alleviate their symptoms in the short term. That said, many patients continue to struggle with recurring symptoms of CSM, or their condition becomes worse and less manageable over time. If this is the case for you, you may consider cervical spinal fusion as a surgical option for long-term relief.
During spinal fusion surgery, Dr. Verdon will make a small incision in your neck, removing one of the cervical discs that is compressing your spinal cord. Then, the two vertebrae adjacent to the one that has been removed will fuse together. This procedure typically achieves long-term success, and can provide significant pain relief as well as restored mobility following your period of recovery.
Dr. Verdon starts by thoroughly evaluating his patients and going over their medical history before deciding whether or not surgical intervention is necessary. If you’re ready to discuss spinal fusion as a potential solution for your CSM, schedule your first appointment with Dr. Verdon at Dayton Neurologic Associates today.
At Dayton Neurologic Associates, Dr. Verdon and his team are proud to provide compassionate, patient-first care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Because Dayton Neurologic is a small, independently-owned practice, you’ll be able to see Dr. Verdon himself at each and every one of your appointments, from initial diagnosis to final follow-up. This way, we can build a trusting relationship between doctor and patient, and ensure that you receive the highest level of care possible.
Dr. Verdon provides expert guidance to all who are considering surgery for CSM, and should you decide to opt for surgery, he is highly experienced in performing cervical spinal fusion surgery. When you make an appointment with us, you can stop scouring the web for “neck pain doctor specialist near me.” Call one of our two locations or request an appointment online today to get the chronic neck pain treatment you deserve.
Because this condition is most frequently caused by natural wear and tear to the spine, patients age 50 and older are most at risk for CSM.
Every patient is different, and your recovery time will depend on your unique situation, goals and needs. Dr. Verdon will discuss your recovery timeline with you as part of your consultation.
For most patients, although spinal fusion may create stiffness in certain areas of your neck, your overall neck flexibility should not be affected in a way that makes your life difficult.