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vsmithvvsmith Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in New Member Introductions
I was so glad to find this sight and hope that you all can offer some advice. My husband was recently hospitalized due to total body paralysis and decreased lung function. He has Parkinson's Disease but only on the right side of his body and it has been controlled with medication...until last week. These new symptoms came on in a matter of days and scared the heck out of us. At the hospital they discovered that he had a spinal cord injury with some compression at C5-C6. But they did not make much fuss about this new discovery. Does anyone know if this would account for the following symptoms:
- Extreme headache
- Profuse sweating
- numbness in his arms and legs
- total (but intermittent) paralysis
Any help would be much appreciated.


  • welcome to spine-health. i'm sorry that your husband is having so many problems and then to discover cervical spine issues on top of everything, it's got to be a bit overwhelming.

    we really aren't medical professionals so can't really answer your questions. i seems like the c5/6 might be the least of his problems, but i've included a link to the dermatome map of the spine that can be found in our faq section below.


    when you look at this, you'll see that probems at c5/6 can radiate pain down both arms and that can include numbness and pins and needles.

    i wish you luck on getting your husband stable and back to good physical condition. please keep us posted as now you've got us all worried about what'a happening with him and i'm very glad he has someone like you at his side.

    take care of you, too.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am so glad you stopped by with your questions... you will find this is a good place to make friends as well.. you may need support as much as your husband does!! please take advantage of SH and stop by anytime.. good luck with your husband..Jenny :)
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