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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Many times we do not know there is spinal cord compression until the patient presents with some complaint of pain or weakness. Mris can show us chang ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes,it might: While the spinal cord can be quite resilient to a slow compression, the degree of that compression can take its toll. This can result in some scarring ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on Cause: Spinal cord compression occurs when something is pressing down on the nerves so that they do not function properly. Depending on the cause and locatio ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: The spinal cord is delicate and recovers from injury poorly.Some condition that come on very slowly can take years to cause symptoms and respond well ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Doubtful: Compression if the cord would more likely produce weakness, pain or paralysis. Adverse reactions to medications used to treat the symptoms of compre ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Yes: short answer, yes it is possible. If the disc is lateral, it can also cause some compression of the nerve root as well.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamran Parsa
12 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Hello. Your findings can be the cause of your complaints. To assess further, I would recommend a full consultation. If interested we can set up a time ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
See below: That there is something, bone, disc material, tumor, something reducing the diameter on the spinal canal and causing pressure/compression of the spina ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
Could be dangerous : Spinal cord compression develops when the spinal cord is compressed by bone fragments from a vertebral fracture, a tumor, abscess, ruptured interverte ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: In most people, the spinal cord ends at the top of the lumbar spine. Hence, most lumbar problems are too low to account for spinal cord compression. H ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Surgery: Based on your description, you need to see a spine specialist and seriously consider surgery. Typically, it would be an anterior cervical discectomy ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Spinal stenosis is: an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal,usually due to degenerative arthritic. Since the cord runs through the canal, spinal stenosis can cause com ... Read More
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