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Spinal Symptoms:

Where Does That Pain Come From?

Chapter 7

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Compression
The earliest signs of spinal cord compression or myelopathy can be detected by abnormalities in the physical examination performed by an experienced physician. Some of these signs include very brisk reflexes when tapping the correct spot below the knee cap, a bouncing reflex when the ankle is stretched called clonus, and unsteadiness when standing with the eyes closed – a positive Romberg sign.