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Limbs paralysis - ACCF (Please Please help)

garora217ggarora217 Posts: 2
edited 01/29/2014 - 3:35 PM in Recovering from Surgery
My father had cervical stenosis with compression at 4 levels. 15 days before he had an injury and was getting worse. 5 days before he informed me about urinary and facecal retention. I took him to doctor immediately. The spine surgeon did a corpuscomy with fusion on his 2 levels where compression was maximum. When he woke up after surgery his legs were paralyzed. He could only feel touch but can't move them. His arms also became weak and he couldn't move his fingers.

He had little weakness in his arms and medium weakness in his legs before surgery. But he was able to perform daily activities.

Now its 3 days after surgery and my dad has shown no improvement. The doctor said that this will go with time and this happened because a great pressure had been relieved of his nerves and its vascularity has been affected.

Does this usually happen ? Doctor denies any nerve damage. Please help doctors from India usually lie and don't report real issue.

I'm really worried.


  • Seems that he had to have the surgery out of necessity
    Urinary retention could be Cauda Equina Syndrome and very serious and an emergency situation
    Lets hope and pray that the nerves "wake up" and that he regains the use and feelings in his legs very soon

    God bless
  • garora217ggarora217 Posts: 2
    edited 01/29/2014 - 3:49 PM
    No he didn't have cauda equina. Cauda equina occurs because of compression in lumbar area. His problem occured because of extreme compression in cervical.
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