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What does it mean to have cervical cord compression?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: It literally means

That there is something pressing on spinal cord in neck or cervical region that may or may not cause symptoms or physical findings.
This compression can be due to: degenerative changes, disc herniation, tumor, fracture, infection or hematoma ( blood clot) or spinal deformity. Sometimes there may be no symptoms but there may be changes in the spinal cord on imaging that may need to be addressed.

In brief: It literally means

That there is something pressing on spinal cord in neck or cervical region that may or may not cause symptoms or physical findings.
This compression can be due to: degenerative changes, disc herniation, tumor, fracture, infection or hematoma ( blood clot) or spinal deformity. Sometimes there may be no symptoms but there may be changes in the spinal cord on imaging that may need to be addressed.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology

In brief: See below

That there is something, bone, disc material, tumor, something reducing the diameter on the spinal canal and causing pressure/compression of the spinal cord.

In brief: See below

That there is something, bone, disc material, tumor, something reducing the diameter on the spinal canal and causing pressure/compression of the spinal cord.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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