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Suffering from numbness, burning sensation in leg, severe spinal cord compression, underwent surgery, facing same problem. Permanent cure?

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I'm Bharat Patel my father was suffering from numbness/burning sensation/weakness in their right leg, a bit of weakness in left leg too and very mild tingling in right hand (little finger/ring finger) since last six months. Symptoms got worst with time and in Oct our doc recommended surgery. we had Cervical MRI and doc find sever spinal cord compression at C5-C6-C7. doctor operate two level C6-C7 because there is too much compression, after surgery upto 1-2 months he got feel relaxed but now same problem is happening in both legs. doctors advised to get a MRI after surgery but they said surgery is OK. he is taking medicine regularly if he stop to take medicine the situation get worst.

kindly suggest and advice me if any further treatment or diagnose.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

If he was better with surgery and now has symptoms again, we need to do an MRI again to look for the problem. Inadequate decompression or new compression?
We need to see all the reports again and the results of the physical exam.

You should consult a good neurosurgeon and act on his advice.
You can ask me a direct query with all your reports at

Does he have any breathing difficulty?
What medicines is he on now?

I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily. I would be glad to answer any further queries. Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at
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General & Family Physician Dr. S. Jegadeesan's  Response
Out of the whole spinal cord - compression and degeneration and disc prolapse are more common in lumbar and Cervical region. As per your statement Your father had taken MRI cervical spines and got operated and repeat MRI cervical spine taken and surgery is OK. Even though the problem was more in lower limbs rather than upper limbs only MRI cervical was done. Of course problem in cervical spine can produce symptoms both in upper and lower limbs, MRI lumbar spines is also advised if it is not taken already. Problems can occur both in cervical and lumbar spines simultaneously and the degree of involvement may vary. If problems are there in both the areas, they have to be dealt with separately. If there is no problem in lumbar spines only rest and medical management (conservatory) is advised. Hope for the best.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Gautam Sipani's  Response
Hello, same problem after surgery warrants re check up and investigation specially Gadolinium enhanced MRI to rule out what's the exact problem. Follow advise of your doctor and go for MRI. Thank you
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