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What does it mean to have acute spinal cord compression?

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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
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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 and that the compression is acute or rapidly progressing in nature.

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 and that the compression is acute or rapidly progressing in nature.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 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 spinal cord.
Any deformity or spinal instability can also play a role as well as the age of the patient and their underlying health. The spinal cord in general does not tolerate sudden changes well.

In brief: 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 spinal cord.
Any deformity or spinal instability can also play a role as well as the age of the patient and their underlying health. The spinal cord in general does not tolerate sudden changes well.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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