A 28-year-old female asked:
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is still classed as spinal cord compression if the cord is only pressed again anteriorly in flexion - with csf space behind?

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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 the cord without regard to position. A displaced disc can temporally apply pressure on the spinal cord and cause symptoms and objective changes like weakness based on the change in position.
Answered on Dec 14, 2019
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