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spinal cord compression in children

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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sudden pressure on : That there was a sudden pressure placed on the spinal cord which depending on the degree of the pressure and its cause can affect the function of the ... 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
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Progressive weakness: Spinal cord compression refers to physical compression of the cervical or thoracic spinal cord. This can occur from injury, infection or tumors. There ... Read More
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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 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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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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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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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?surgical decompress: Do you have signs of lumbar stenosis? Are you experiencing bladder or bowel problems. Is your stenosis at t-10 to t-12 the only focal problem. See ... Read More
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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Spinal cord : Your specific health concerns are best answered by seeing a doctor in person. Spinal cord compression usually means that there is constant pressure on ... Read More
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