Cervical myelopathy is a condition arising from the narrowing of the spinal cord in the neck. Its symptoms can be subtle during its early manifestation, but it is most noticeable in the hands. Additional symptoms may include deterioration of fine motor skills, numbness, and loss of balance. As the condition worsens, it may also lead to arm and leg weakness and possible changes in bowel or bladder habits. Surgical intervention may help with preventing the progression of symptoms.