Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Moderator
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myelopathy does not lead to cardiac disease or stroke (“This if pressure on the spinal cord causes myelopathy (also lead to stroke heart attacks”).

The decompression surgery has some risks that should not be underplayed. It’s not as simple as removing the posterior lamina. I understand your stress and the need to “do something” and you probably will move ahead as you are being driven crazy by your symptoms. The symptoms however do not make sense based upon your pathology but I could be wrong. Surgical decisions are based upon risk of the disorder, what surgery can do to remove the disorder and the risks of surgery.

If you came to my office, I would recommend against surgery but I’m sure there are those who advocate surgery.

Dr. Corenman