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Hand paralyzed in car accident. Can an online doctor check the MRI and suggest any treatment ?

My cousin had a car accident 5 years a go; as a result he had a paralyzed hand. the MRI says: -There is loss of normal cervical lordosis . -No detectable intra- medullary singal seen. - Multilevel disco-osteophytic just flatting the dural anteriorly. -The right nerve root outlet at (L3/L4) seen comporomised. What does this mean? Is this case is treatable if the patient is aman who is 28 years old?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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I read carefully your question and I am so sorry.
I think that after 5 years possibility to treat is low but first of all he should do another new spine MRI and than to consult with neurosurgical if he may do anastomosis of nerve roots (but you should know that is very dificult).
About disco-osteophytic flatting the dural is mechanic traumatic displacement that damages spinal medula and nerve roots.
So you may help him with sport activities like swimming.

Wishing you and your cousin all best.

Dr Ilirian
Answered: Mon, 30 Dec 2013
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