Thank you for posting your query.
I agree with your doctor. Split cord abnormality (diastematomyelia
) is generally a congenital condition, and presents with symptoms in early childhood. So, if you have remained almost asymptomatic till now, surgery may not be needed (not considering the risks involved in a spinal cord
So, I think physiotherapy
is the way to go.
Please get back if you require any additional information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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