What Constitutes "Compression"?
I have a nice CD of my last MRI that gives me plenty to stare at when I am bore. I know I have a herniated disk at C6C7 and a bulge at C5C6. I can see it and the NS confirmed it. I can also see the narrowing into the spinal cord area (or in the radiologist’s terms, “partially obliterating the anterior subarachnoid space”). Don’t you love the way they use words like “obliterate”?
Anyway, my curiosity question is this: How much narrowing would be considered a compression? I’m guessing it depends on images and symptoms, but I would like to educate myself more on this.