spinal curvature n.
Any of several deformities characterized by abnormal curvature of the spine, such as kyphosis or scoliosis.
- Spinal decompression
spinal decompression n. The relief of pressure upon the spinal cord as caused by a tumor, cyst, hematoma, or bone, through surgery.
- Spinal fusion
spinal fusion n. A surgical procedure in which vertebrae are joined. Also called spondylosyndesis.
noun 1. a ganglion on the dorsal root of each spinal nerve, containing the cell bodies of sensory nerves. spinal ganglion n. The ganglion of the posterior root of each spinal segmental nerve, containing the cell bodies of the unipolar primary sensory neurons. Also called dorsal root ganglion.
- Spinal headache
spinal headache n. A headache that is brought on by sitting or assuming an upright posture following spinal anesthesia; it is usually relieved by lying down.