How is Cervical Myelopathy Diagnosed?
Dr. Braxton will conduct a comprehensive diagnosis for cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy. He will begin by collecting a medical history and performing a physical exam; he will also perform a neurological exam which will check for fine and gross motor movements, reflexes, gait, balance and posture abnormalities. Diagnostic imaging may be use including X-ray, MRI scan, CT scan and EMG. An electrical study can help identify the tracking of the nerve signals indicating areas of compromise in the spinal cord. A nerve study may also be helpful for an the accurate diagnosis of cervical stenosis and myelopathy.