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A 21-year-old female asked:

Cervical spine mri showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. what is this?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Graham
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Normal: The cord does not travel exactly as the bony architecture does. This is likely more of a comment by the radiologist rather than any real pathology.
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
A Verified Doctoranswered
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Clinical correlation: Clinical correlation to your symptoms is key, but the cord can get stretched and bothered in the spine if the spinal curve is not the normal desired curve.
Last updated Sep 11, 2020


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