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What medication is suggested for problem noticed in spinal cord?

one of my relative got a spinal problem.she stays in tirupati(AP).her spinal cord was found bent from her birth.but the doctors said it will not be a problem in future.she's of around 18-19 years of age.she's got a major problem now..she's not able to move one side of hand and leg.... i'm not sure which side (Left/right).so she's on bed rest now and she is not able to move.... she's in a sivier condition now.please suggest me any doctor or a hospital or any mecicle centers around Chennai, Andhra & bangalore.please help me save her.i'm waitin for your reply..plz help me
Mon, 20 Oct 2014
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Hi there.
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
I have read and understood your problem. Your relative has a developmental disorder of her vertebral column which could be in the kypho-scoliotic pattern. The main nerves for the hands and legs go through a large nerve called the spinal cord which passes through a bony canal inside the vertebral column. So if the bony vertebral column bends too much it can put too much pressure on the spinal cord and can cause paralysis as she is probably having now.

This is usually the need for urgent surgery from a reputed Spine-deformity Specialist Surgeon who will do an operation to remove the bone which is pressing on the spinal cord and try to bring back the shape of the vertebral column to normal.

With this she may have good chance of recovery if she gets the surgery done as soon as possible.

Till then please feed her nutritious diet and well hydrated, keep turning her to her sides every 2 hours for regular posture change. Take care of her urination and bowel control. Consult a Specialist Orthopaedic surgeon in Spine as soon as possible for best results.

Thanking you.

Regards,

Dr. AASHISH RAGHU
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What medication is suggested for problem noticed in spinal cord?

Hi there. Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I have read and understood your problem. Your relative has a developmental disorder of her vertebral column which could be in the kypho-scoliotic pattern. The main nerves for the hands and legs go through a large nerve called the spinal cord which passes through a bony canal inside the vertebral column. So if the bony vertebral column bends too much it can put too much pressure on the spinal cord and can cause paralysis as she is probably having now. This is usually the need for urgent surgery from a reputed Spine-deformity Specialist Surgeon who will do an operation to remove the bone which is pressing on the spinal cord and try to bring back the shape of the vertebral column to normal. With this she may have good chance of recovery if she gets the surgery done as soon as possible. Till then please feed her nutritious diet and well hydrated, keep turning her to her sides every 2 hours for regular posture change. Take care of her urination and bowel control. Consult a Specialist Orthopaedic surgeon in Spine as soon as possible for best results. Thanking you. Regards, Dr. AASHISH RAGHU