The tethered spinal cord syndrome is characterized by a pathological fixation of the spinal cord in an abnormal position, usually dorsal. Children with tethered spinal cords often display a marked degree of lumbar lordosis. We describe two cases of tethered spinal cords in which the children had marked lordosis causing a stretching of the lumbar segments of the spinal cord, resulting in pain. The patients performed a 'heels over head' maneuver to eliminate the hyperlordosis and obtained symptomatic relief.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
- 'Heels over head'
- Spinal cord tethering
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