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.
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.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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