In our body spinal cord has nerves that send signals or messages back and forth between brain and the rest of the body. Spinal cord compression occurs when a mass places pressure on the cord. A mass can include a tumor or bone fragment. Compression can develop anywhere along the spinal cord from the neck to the lower spine.
The symptoms of spinal cord compression can vary. They depend on how severe the compression is and on what area of the spinal cord is compressed.
One of the most common symptoms is stiffness or pain in the back or the neck. Numbness or weakness in the legs, hands, and arms can also develop. A condition known as cauda equina syndrome can develop if the compression is in the lumbar area. The symptoms of this syndrome include:
Spinal cord compression affects fine motor skills and coordination.
Spinal cord compression has many possible causes. The compression can come on suddenly in some cases. Compression can occur over time in other instances. The causes of spinal cord compression include the following:
Anyone can have an injury or develop a condition that leads to spinal cord compression. A few factors may increase risk. Use of poor lifting techniques may increase risk of a neck or back injury, which can cause spinal cord compression. People who have osteoarthritis may also be at an increased risk for developing spinal cord compression.
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