Definition of Spinal cord compression
Spinal cord compression: The act of exerting an abnormal amount of pressure on the spinal cord. Compression of the spinal cord may, for instance, be due to a fracture of the spine or a tumor pressing on the spinal cord.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z
Search Medical Dictionary
eMedicineHealth Top News
Chronic Pain/Back Pain
Find tips and advances in treatment.