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Cervical Myelopathy Prevention


While it is difficult to prevent this condition, following these guidelines can help to prevent accidents and strains:

  • At work, ask about ergonomics. A consultant can assess how you work. Some examples include learning correct lifting techniques, improving your posture, and sitting correctly.
  • Avoid contact sports if you have had disk disease with compression of the spinal cord.
  • Limit neck movement.
  • Take these measures to prevent falls:
    • Remove throw rugs and other obstacles from the floor.
    • Install a night-light near stairs and bed.
    • Install handrails in tub and shower.
    • Rise slowly from a sitting or lying position.

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