My father was diagnosed with Cervical Myelopathy, having
2 fractures and 2 ruptures in the neck portion of the spine.
He first started feeling a cold, chilly sensation in one of his legs that progressively got worse. Over the course of about 3 weeks it spread to the other legs and to his hands. He has also had a benign tumor in the lower portion of the back for a few years. Doctors determined this was not the cause of his symptoms. They have prescribed some steroid anti-inflammatory drug that has had no noticeable effect.
We are not sure if he should have fusion surgery. Is it possible for these effects to subside? Is surgery the best option? How important is the experience level of the surgeon for this particular operation?
We are very worried for his health. Please help.