“C6 and C7 foraminal nerve root compression” is compression of the nerve roots (not spinal cord). “Ventral Cord Indentation” is effacement but not compression of the cord. There is no “strangulation” of the cord but one sided “pushing’ on the cord. Normally, that pushing is generally asymptomatic.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.