Video Transcript Cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy is diagnosed when degenerative changes in the cervical spine cause spinal cord compression.
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Thoracic spinal stenosis, at the level of the mid-back, is much less common. Cervical spinal stenosis can be far more dangerous by compressing the spinal cord.