Panmyelopathy is primarily caused by the compression of the spinal cord due to several causes.it affects the normal working of the spinal cord and the associated nerves. Most of the time, there is a multiplicity of symptoms as the spinal nerves control various reflexes and involuntary actions.
The most common risk factors for the condition include
1. Ruptured or herniated disk: Sometimes, one of the disks that help cushion the spine herniates (bulges out between vertebrae): Or it may rupture (leak fluid, flattening the disk). The herniated disk can push into the spinal cord, placing pressure on it.
2. Spinal tumor: A spinal tumor (whether cancerous or not) can press on the spinal cord.
3. Neurodegenerative diseases. Conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or ALS can affect nerve functions of the spinal cord.
Common to all people suffering from myelopathy are the following signs and symptoms:
1. Pain or discomfort
2. Loss of sensation, function, or movement
3. Tingling, prickling, or numbness, along with feelings of being “shocked” or “electrified.”
4. Difficulties with balance and movement, both fine and gross (for example, writing and walking)
5. Reflexes that are increased, exaggerated, or otherwise abnormal
6. Movements that are sudden, spasmodic, and irregular
Pain in neck or back,Tingling, numbness or weakness in arms, hands, legs or feet
Difficulty with fine motor skills, such as buttoning a shirt or grasping small objects,Balance or coordination issues,Changes to reflexes in your extremities
NSAIDs Nonsurgical treatments can help relieve symptoms,But once the spinal cord is compressed, most people need surgery to relieve the pressure,Corticosteroids,Physical therapy