Definition of Spinal compression
Spinal compression: The act of exerting an abnormal amount of pressure on the spinal cord. Spinal compression may, for instance, be due to a fracture of the spine or a tumor pressing on the spinal cord.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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