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What is Myelopathy?

Myelopathy refers to a condition characterized by dysfunction or damage to the spinal cord, leading to neurological symptoms and impairments. It can result from various causes, including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, spinal tumors, or trauma. Myelopathy can manifest as pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, difficulty walking, loss of coordination, or bladder and bowel dysfunction. Prompt diagnosis and effective management are crucial to prevent further progression and preserve neurological function.

Why Dr. William Ares?

Dr. William Ares, a highly skilled neurosurgeon based in Chicago, IL, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of myelopathy. His expertise and compassionate care make him the ideal choice for patients seeking effective management of this condition.

Accurate Diagnosis: Dr. Ares utilizes advanced diagnostic techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and electromyography (EMG), to accurately diagnose myelopathy and determine the underlying cause. Accurate diagnosis is essential for developing an appropriate treatment plan.

Comprehensive Treatment Options: Dr. Ares offers a comprehensive range of treatment options for myelopathy, tailored to each patient's specific needs. Treatment may involve conservative measures, such as physical therapy, pain management techniques, or medication to relieve symptoms and improve function. In cases where conservative measures are ineffective or if there is significant spinal cord compression or neurological deficits, surgical interventions such as decompression or spinal fusion may be recommended. Dr. Ares carefully evaluates each patient's case to determine the most suitable treatment approach for optimal outcomes.

Advanced Techniques: Dr. Ares is skilled in utilizing advanced surgical techniques for the treatment of myelopathy. He combines state-of-the-art neuroimaging, minimally invasive approaches, and precision surgical techniques to address the underlying cause of myelopathy with minimal tissue disruption and faster recovery.

Collaborative Approach: Dr. Ares believes in a collaborative approach to patient care. He works closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including physiatrists, pain management experts, and physical therapists, to ensure comprehensive evaluation and optimal treatment outcomes for patients with myelopathy.

Patient-Centered Care: Dr. Ares is dedicated to providing patient-centered care, focusing on each individual's unique needs, concerns, and goals. He takes the time to thoroughly explain the condition, treatment options, and expected outcomes, ensuring that patients and their families are well-informed and actively involved in their healthcare decisions.

If you are experiencing symptoms of myelopathy in Chicago, IL, seeking expert care is crucial. Dr. William Ares offers exceptional neurological expertise, utilizing advanced techniques to accurately diagnose and effectively treat myelopathy, aiming to improve patients' outcomes and overall well-being.

Myelopathy - Neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL



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