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Spinal injury with injury to cord - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I have a pretty technical question
Doctor :  
hi are you back?
User :   Yes
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
User :   An elderly woman falls and complains that her left leg is numb to pain and her right leg is numb to the touch
User :   would you suggest that this is a spinal cord injury?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
yes it could be a spinal injury with injury to cord
User :   Its weird though because those two symptoms suggest that its not just one section of the spinal cord right?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
when did she have the fall?
User :   What else could it be
Doctor :  
and when did the symptoms appear?
User :   yesterday
User :   and the symptoms appeared shortly after
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
was any investigation done for her?
User :   Yes and they are pretty confused until they do more testing
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
what were the investigations done?
Doctor :  
where did she get injured? upper back, or lower back?

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