Root nerves are cables that exit the vertebral canal branching out from the spinal cord, at each level of our spine carrying signals in and out of the brain. Compression is caused by any condition that puts undue pressure on these structures, most frequently discal protrusion. This situation frequently develops in the cervical and lumbar parts of the spine, which are the most mobile, causing pain in the neck or the low back.
Depending on the cause of compression, symptoms may develop quickly or slowly. They differ based on the level and severity of compression.
Common symptoms include the following:
The most common causes of nerve root compression include:
Spinal cord compression can be diagnosed by:
The treatment plan for a spinal cord compression depends on the causes of compression and the severity of your symptoms. Treatment plans can include the following:
The surgical procedures include the following: