uprightdoc wrote:Hi David,
... On the other hand, your condition improves with stretching and yawing, which decompresses the spinal canal and cord. This suggest to me that you may have cervical problems as well.
Is Cervical Myelopathy a possibility in my case?
The description I found sems to fit, although mine is all on the left side:Cervical myelopathy refers to a loss of function in the upper and lower extremities secondary to compression of the spinal cord within the neck.
Cervical myelopathy tends to creep up on patients in most cases. It can result in subtle changes in the way their hands work. Patients feel their hands are clumsier; they may drop objects more often, they may not be able to button their shirts as easily as they could, or their handwriting may become worse. Patients may develop unsteadiness, requiring holding onto objects more frequently while walking. Their gait may become noticeably wobbly.
Should I be wishing for this, or would it be worse than MS?