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Question by  kater (12)

What does it mean if you have a flattened spinal cord?


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

After scoliosis surgery, flat-back syndrome may occur where the lumbar portion of the spine loses its curve and becomes flat or even curves in the opposite direction. Patients may have pain in the upper or lower back and also present with the inability to stand up straight.


Answer by  mb (5482)

This means that something is putting pressure on your spinal cord and is flattening it out. It not serious unless you are having pain and numbness in your body.


Answer by  worker7654 (1033)

Bone or cartilage are compressing the spinal cord at a certain segment. This can cause pain, or numbness and can sometimes be fixed surgically. The degree of how flat your spinal cord is will determine how many symptoms you will have.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

A flattened spinal cord means there is some pressure either a herniation or a subluxation that is causing the normally circular cord to flatten out which can cause one pain.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

I would need to know if you had an MRI, and if you had an injury. Often patients with back problems consult non-medical personnel who diagnose this condition. If so, the client should consult a qualified orthopedist. Your spinal chord is what it is. If impeded, you will have problems.

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