spinal decompression


Also found in: Wikipedia.

spi·nal de·com·pres·sion

the removal of pressure on the spinal cord as created by a tumor, cyst, hematoma, herniated nucleus pulposus, abscess, or bone.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spi·nal de·com·pres·sion

(spī'năl dē'kŏm-presh'ŭn)
The removal of pressure on the spinal cord as created by a tumor, cyst, hematoma, herniated nucleus pulposus, abscess, or bone.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

spinal decompression

An operation to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots emerging from it. The commonest indication is a PROLAPSED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Busch, III, founder of the center, is also the developer and pioneer in bringing DRS[TM], spinal decompression technology, to the forefront of care for patients.
delayed spinal decompression surgery, how to define "early" surgery" remains the subject of debate, with the range of wait times going from as few as 6 hours to as many as 4 days (9).
What truly sets the clinic apart is its latest Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation section featuring a state-of-the-art spinal decompression machine, which according to Dr.
Pointing to the Non-Surgical 3d Spinal Decompression System (SDS) for non-surgical relief from neck and low back pain, he said that SDS uses the most popular decompression system found anywhere in the world and it was first time made available in India by Mission Health.
Baikpour et al., "Early versus late spinal decompression surgery in treatment of traumatic spinal cord injuries; a systematic review and meta-analysis," Emergency, vol.
Intraoperative CT image obtained following simultaneous anterior and posterior spinal surgery (c, d) showing the spinal decompression and reconstruction.
Minimally invasive lumbar spinal decompression in the elderly: Outcomes of 50 patients aged 75 years and older.
In conclusion, although spinal decompression with fusion and posterior instrumentation in surgical treatment of the patients with LDS result in satisfactory outcome, vertebral reduction cannot significantly enhance the clinical improvement.