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My friend says that cord flattening is more severe and surgery is necessary. I say that it is one and the same and have heard that people do conservative treatments to relieve the pain and pressure. Got lunch riding on this one ....... OK, who's buying. Thanks for your help! :confused:
I don't think there's any set standards for terminology used by radiologists so I'd vote they could mean the same thing - depends on the radiologist - one will say flattening, another will say compression, another might say compression for mild compression and flattening for heavy compression, another one might miss the compression altogether, another might say indentation etc. etc.

But I wish there was a standard terminology - I mean these are not unintelligent people - they're fully qualified physicians/Dr's, most other industries have figured out standard ways of reporting on things ...
I agree with you Rob that there should be a standard terminology. Appreciate your input - thanks.
[COLOR=Purple][CENTER][B]Hello :wave: [/B] [/CENTER]

[INDENT]I did read on the web, If the spinal cord is compressed repeatedly, it begins to show flattening. [/INDENT]

[CENTER] [B]:angel: Jeanne :angel: [/B] [/CENTER] [/COLOR]
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Posterolateral Fusion & Infuse with Laminectomy & Discectomy on L4,L5,S1
June 2003
Instrumentation = 2 Rods, 6 Screws, 2 Disc Spacers
[B]FBSS[/B]-Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
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Straightening of the Normal Cervical Lordosis.
Mild Congenital Narrowing of the Spinal Canal.
C4-5, C5-6, C6-7 Herniated Discs
C4-5 & C5-6 , Cord Flattening at these levels.

[B]Bilateral Chronic L4 versus L5 Radiculopathy
Bilateral Frozen Shoulder - MUA 2/7/05
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Thanks, Jeanne!





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