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A New Study on Treatments for Spinal Cord Compression

Last week, the Wall Street Journal shared a new study underway at  Tufts University’s Lahey Hospital on the treatment options for cervical myelopathy, often referred to spinal compression. As one of the most common spinal cord problems for Americans over age 55,  this is  a condition that specialists have been studying since the early part of last century.  This new research  is another step to help us better define the optimal surgical approach to this patient group. Cervical myelopathy, or spinal cord compression, is caused by degeneration or damage to the spine that causes a narrowing of the spinal canal. As …