How is spinal cord compression treated?
Treatment for spinal cord compression typically involves a complete physical exam, during which your doctor will look for signs such as physical weakness, loss of sensation, and problems with reflexes. If your doctor believes you may be experiencing spinal cord compression, they may perform additional diagnostic tests, such as an x-ray, CT scan, MRI, or bone scan.
Once you’ve been diagnosed with spinal cord compression, you should see a neurosurgeon right away; your treatment may involve medicine, surgery, and/or physical therapy, depending on the severity of your symptoms. If a tumor is causing compression, you may also be given radiation therapy to reduce its size.