Overview

What Are Cervical Myelopathy and Cervical Radiculopathy?

Cervical myelopathy is a loss of function in your upper and lower extremities because of compression of the spinal cord within your neck. Cervical myelopathy can involve your arms, hands, legs, and bowel and bladder function.

Cervical radiculopathy, often called a "pinched nerve," occurs when a nerve in your neck is compressed or irritated where it branches away from your spinal cord. This can cause pain that radiates into your shoulder, as well as muscle weakness and numbness that travels down your arm and into your hand.

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital uses the very latest surgical techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal disorders. By making use of leading-edge techniques and technology, regenerative- and nanotechnology-based bone graft substitutes, computer-navigated surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center offers programs for the management of:

  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine oncology
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Failed neck or back surgery syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Rheumatologic disorders of the spine
  • Spinal fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related back and neck injuries
The Spine Center works with the departments of:
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
It also works with divisions of:
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology

This provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to managing diseases of the spine.

Additional CCOSC locations include:

Northwestern Medicine River Forest
420 Thatcher Ave.
River Forest, IL
60305

Northwestern Medicine Elmhurst
1200 S. York Road
Elmhurst, IL
60126

To schedule an appointment at the CCOSC at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine River Forest and Northwestern Medicine Elmhurst, please call 855.466.7746.

The Joint & Spine Center

Our multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and nutritionists have decades of experience. Working together in this dedicated unit, each team member is specially trained in orthopaedics—which means advanced skill and better care after surgery. Furthermore, they are passionate about getting you on your feet again and back to the life you love—oftentimes within three days of your surgery.

At the Joint & Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC),  you’ll have the best personalized care available, as well as the same amenities you've come to associate with Lake Forest Hospital, including:

  • Private, individually decorated and spacious rooms
  • Fresh Bedside Bistro® room service cuisine
  • Your own personal therapist who will develop training sessions based on your needs
  • Counseling from nutritionists with personal recommendations to improve your lifestyle
  • 24/7 access to a sun-drenched rehabilitative gym on the unit with monitored, personal therapy

To schedule an appointment at the Lake Forest Hospital CCOSC, please call 847.535.8500.

To schedule an appointment at the Glenview CCOSC, please call 847.724.4536.

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital uses the very latest surgical techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal disorders. By making use of leading-edge techniques and technology, regenerative- and nanotechnology-based bone graft substitutes, computer-navigated surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center offers programs for the management of:

  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine oncology
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Failed neck or back surgery syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Rheumatologic disorders of the spine
  • Spinal fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related back and neck injuries
The Spine Center works with the departments of:
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
It also works with divisions of:
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology

This provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to managing diseases of the spine.

To schedule an appointment at the Lake Forest Hospital CCOSC, please call 847.535.8500.

To schedule an appointment at the Glenview CCOSC, please call 847.724.4536.

From acute injuries to joint pain, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offers comprehensive care for all types of conditions affecting your bones and joints, including:

  • Arch, heel and toe pain
  • Arthritis
  • Foot and ankle problems
  • Fractures
  • Hand, wrist and elbow problems
  • Hip problems
  • Joint deterioration
  • Knee problems
  • Muscle sprain and tendon injuries
  • Nerve and neuromuscular problems
  • Orthopaedic-related diabetes complications
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder problems
  • Spinal injuries or pain
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendon injuries
  • Trauma

If you’re considering joint replacement surgery, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital has a nationally recognized program of care to help you achieve a successful outcome. As a regional leader in joint replacement, Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) performs the second highest number of lower extremity joint replacements in Illinois, and brings you the latest advances and innovations in care.

To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic specialists, please call 630.225.2663.

Integrated Spine Program

The spine specialists from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offer the latest advances in spine care at convenient office locations in the western suburbs. Including:

Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care Bartlett
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Carol Stream
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Geneva
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Glen Ellyn
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Naperville
Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care St. Charles
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Warrenville
Northwestern Regional Medical Group Winfield

Our spine specialists blend innovation and skill to help restore your movement and improve your quality of life. We offer comprehensive back pain management plans to help you overcome spine problems, so you can enjoy life with less pain. The Northwestern Medicine spine specialists are a highly-experienced, collaborative team comprised of board-certified physicians including neurosurgeons, orthopaedic spine surgeons, and physical medicine specialists, as well as nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors, all with training and experience in spine, back and neck care.

To schedule an appointment with one of our spine specialists, call 630.933.BACK (2225).