Category Medical Research

Modeling the Spinal Cord for DCM

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Although spinal cord compression (seen on MRI scans) is the dominant cause of degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM), spinal cord stress (pressure) and strain (stretch) during neck movement is also known to contribute to spinal cord damage. However, assessment of spinal…

How DCM Could Impact Our Gut Microbiota

bacteria under microscope

The gut microbiota is composed by trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and archaea that contribute to maintaining homeostasis in our bodies. It has been recognized as one of the key players in a number of pathological conditions, including spinal cord…

Trigeminal Neuralgia – A Sign of DCM?

textbook drawing of human spine

The RECODE-DCM initiative calls upon the global community of healthcare professionals working with DCM, and individuals living with DCM, to come together to solve the Top 10 Research Priorities — 10 critical questions that are relevant to the whole community.…

RECODE-DCM Newsletter Highlights (October 2023)

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Welcome to the RECODE-DCM Network! Myelopathy.org is leading the fight for people with Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM), to build a world where people can live their lives free of the life-limiting impact of DCM and have a healthy, active, and independent future. The RECODE-DCM network is the…

The Natural History of DCM

x-rays of spine

“Natural History” refers to the course of a disease without intervention. In other words, the ‘natural course’ or ‘natural history’. Cervical myelopathy involves compression of the spinal cord. You would think that the natural history of compression on the spinal…

RECODE-DCM Newsletter Highlights (June 2023)

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Welcome to the RECODE-DCM network! Myelopathy.org is leading the fight for people with Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM), to build a world where people can live their lives free of the life-limiting impact of DCM and have a healthy, active, and…

Novel Therapies in DCM: A Role for Cerebrolysin?

The RECODE-DCM initiative calls upon the global community of healthcare professionals working with Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM), and individuals living with DCM, to come together to solve the Top 10 Research Priorities — 10 critical questions that are relevant to the…