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Numbness in lower half of body, no sensation while passing urine, stools. Spinal cord operation done. Treatment?

dear sir i m from XXXXX . i want to know about my brother suffering in no sence urination or passing stools and no sence in below belly or belly to foots....this problem accurd in road accident ...after that we done also spinal cord opperation...but yet no sence return.... kindly gives me a valuable suggetion about that problem...
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Spine Surgeon 's  Response

The problems you stated, point towards a spinal cord injury that occured during the accident. Spinal Cord is the nerves in the bach that carry signal from the brain to the legs and back. Something like electric wires.
When these nerves get cut/damaged, their is no transmission of signal. So there is no feeling in legs and no feeling of urine.

With such severe injuries, there is no such medicines or surgery that can repair the cord and bring complete recovery of function.

What is feasible is rehabilitation. Training in the form of learning self transfers from bed to wheelchair, self intermittent catheterization of the bladder etc.

There is extensive research going on with the use of stem cells in such patients, with a few claiming minor improvements. But this is still in the research phase.


Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gopal Krishnam Raju's  Response
he sustained spinal cord injury once nerve is damaged very difficult to get back once gone its gone sorry :(
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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