Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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Myelomalacia is a thinning of the spinal cord due to compression injury of the cord. This syndrome leads to myelopathy which by your symptom report you most likely have. See website for discussion of this disorder.

If the compression is still present, this does need to be addressed surgically. I cannot tell you if the surgery should be from the front or back of the spine. This depends upon many factors.

Dr. Corenman