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Why can't my cousin move her hands and feet when the MRI reports denote absence of osteomyelitis and tumor mass ?

my cousin is having problem moving her hand and legs Dr advice her to MRI Finding Degenerative changes in vertebrae and disc At the level of C3/C4 there is broad based posterior disc bulge and spondylitic ridging causing significant pressure on thecal sac and exiting nerve. Minimal spondylitic riding posteriorly noted at C4/C5 and C5/C6 causing impingement on thecal sac. No syrinx in the cord. No evidence of osteomyelitis . No tumor mass is seen. Normal paravertebral soft tissue structure. Normal cranio - cervical junction.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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Hi Vinod. Thanks for your query and using Health Care Magic.

You cousin is having a problem related to cervical spine. MRI suggests that there is C3-C4 broad based posterior disc bulge with significant pressure on the thecal sac and exiting nerve.

This means that there is disc prolapse at C3-C4 with compression of the spinal cord. This is the reason that she is having difficulty/weakness in moving her hands and legs.

The most definitive advice for her would be consult a neurosurgeon as soon as possible. She will need to undergo surgery to decompress the C3-C4 disc and relieve the spinal cord compression.

Its something which you should not be ignored.

Answered: Sun, 19 Jun 2011
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