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Symptoms of spinal cord compression in the neck

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Severe pain locally: Or radiating pain, numbness weakness.

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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 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 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
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
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 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 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