spinal decompression


The relief of pressure upon the spinal cord as caused by a tumor, cyst, hematoma, or bone, through surgery.

Nearby words

  1. spinal canal,
  2. spinal column,
  3. spinal concussion,
  4. spinal cord,
  5. spinal curvature,
  6. spinal fusion,
  7. spinal ganglion,
  8. spinal headache,
  9. spinal marrow,
  10. spinal meningitis

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