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Cause of spinal cord compression

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
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
Dr. Kenneth Casey
Neurosurgery 44 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
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
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
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
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 16 years experience
Yes: short answer, yes it is possible. If the disc is lateral, it can also cause some compression of the nerve root as well.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology 39 years experience
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
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 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Foraminal stenosis means that a small window in the bone (a foramen) is narrowed and pressing on the nerve that passes through this opening. Stenos... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
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
28 years experience
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
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
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