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Suffering from neuro problem. Not able to fold hands and fingers. Scan report shows disc degeneration and disc prolapse. Guide?

Nov 2013
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Hello doctor,
this is XXXXX.I want to ask wuestion related to neuro problem.
My father is suffering from neuro problem.He is not able fold the hand fingers kind of numb.
he is suffering from this past one month.we have consulted the neuro specialist.they asked as do surgery.
His age 58.
Below is the report which we got from neruro specialist.
mric cervical spine show
c2/c3/disc deveneration
and disc prolapase
with opll compreshing
the both
c3 roots and dureal tube

c3/c4 disc deveneration
and disc prolapase
with compeshing after cord and roots with myelomalacia

c4 c5 disc deveneration
and disc prolapase off both c5 roots and neuro tube

c5 c6 disc deveneration and disc prolapase of both c6 root and dural tube

cv junction normal
cervical canal measurement:

c3 07mm
c4 07mm
c5 08mm
c6 07mm
c7 09mm

c3 /c4
disc prolapse withoopl cord compresion
myelonalacia with canal stenosis

c2/c3 c4/c5 c5/c6 disc prolapse with
canal stenosis

Could you please suggest me howmuch is critical.
Please let us know how much percent the surgerory is successful.
Thank you very much.

Posted Thu, 8 Aug 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 27 hours later
Thank you for posting your query.
Your father's MRI report is suggestive of severe cervical spondylosis with compression of spinal cord and nerves in the neck. His weakness and numbness can be explained by his MRI findings.
Surgery is routinely done to treat this disease. The surgery is safe and effective in more than 95% of cases. So, there is no need to worry.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
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