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Had fallen and hit head. Unable to move arm and legs. MRI shows neck compression. Guidance?

Hi Dr. Good day! My dad fell and hit his head last saturday, March 16, 2013. currently, his in the hospital and unable to move his one arm and legs. Also, his having a hard time to breath, his vital signs are slowly weaking. We already did X-ray , CT scan and MRI to him and the resort was shocking, he has a neck compression based in the MRI. Can you tell me what to do?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Based on the information, it seems to be a case of spinal cord compression in the neck region, due to trauma to the neck region.

This injury would have resulted in spinal cord damage and weakness of arm and legs, as well as breathlessness.

The definitive treatment is surgical decompression (operation). Please discuss this with his neurosurgeon.

A neck collar should be worn too.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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