Burning pain? Dropping things? Losing your balance? You may be experiencing spinal cord compression.
Spinal cord compression in its simplest terms is cause by any condition that puts pressure on the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the large bundle of nerves that de-scend from the brain and carry all the messages back and forth from your brain to the body. The spinal cord is protected by the body as it travels down the back through the spinal canal that is made up by individual vertebral bodies, stacked like building blocks. These vertebrae are stacked with discs that act as cushioning between them.