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A loss of the ability to move one or more of his or her muscles is called paralysis. Paralysis can be partial or complete, localized or generalized, and temporary or permanent. A tingling or numbing feeling is usually felt before the loss of function. Stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and congenital disabilities are some of the most common causes of paralysis.

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Please suggest a treatment plan for paralysis apart from surgery.

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother, who is 76 years old, was recently diagnosed with cervical spondylotic myelopathic changes in her neck. Her medical doctors have suggested us to go for surgery while others have suggested avoiding surgery considering her age. She is now partially paralyzed with numbness ac...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed all the attached investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I feel there is a little scope other than surgery. There are compressive changes to her cervical cord, which is probably leading to partial paralysis and numbness....  Read Full »

I want to know about cervical spinal cord injury. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have some questions I would like answered on cervical spinal cord injuries, please. If a person only had a partial transection of the cervical spinal cord would their final outcome still be a complete cervical spinal cord injury, where they no mobility or sensory function? Or is it p...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that the cervical spinal cord is a very delicate part of the spinal cord because in its beginning are located the most important centers which control the heart rate, the pulmonary function, and the blood pressure valu...  Read Full »

A child has cerebral palsy. Is she considered disabled?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching details of a girl. Her left side of the body is not working properly. She cannot hold or pick things from her left hand. She cannot move her left thumb. She walks on her left toes. She cannot stand straight without support on her legs. Attached are the MRI findings. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This looks like an old ischemic insult to the brain, which has led to cerebral palsy with hemiparesis. Unfortunately, this is an incurable condition, but some changes and improvements can be seen with proper and long-term physiotherapy.   Read Full »

What causes slurred speech in a paralyzed person?

Query: Hi doctor,My dad has been paralyzed for three years now. He was fine, but suddenly his speech is not clear. We cannot understand what he says. May I know why this has happened?  Read Full »

Dr. Talal Hussain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Paralyzed patients have a tendency to get stroke when they have already had it. This could be a recurrence of stroke and the patient should be taken to a hospital as a CT scan without contrast needs to be done to know if he has again developed a stroke. If he...  Read Full »

I have imbalance and lightheadedness issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 211.41 Pounds and height is 6 feet. I have severe sleep apnea and minor CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) with hypertension. I am facing problems of imbalance and lightheadedness. This started some six months back. Then, I was diagnosed with an uncompensa...  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the information you gave me, it looks like your imbalance is due to a condition called cervical myelopathy. The examination findings of your spine specialist also correlate with your diagnosis. This happens when there is undue pressure or compression of the spinal...  Read Full »

I rested a gym bar on my neck causing numbness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I was in the gym on the Smith machine doing squats. It was my first time doing it, so I was doing it wrong and rested the bar on the back of my neck. After I went home, the area felt numb. I heard that an injury on the back of my neck can lead to severe issues like being paralyzed. Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. If you are experiencing numbness in the area where you rested the bar on your neck, you may have compressed or irritated a nerve or caused a muscle strain. If you are concerned about your symptoms, it is best to...  Read Full »

A 52 year old male is unable to walk due to nerve damage. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle is 52 years old. He had an issue when he was in his young age. His nerve got pinched, and due to that incident, he was not able to walk properly. He has gone through so many tests recently. But we are not satisfied with the treatment. Please, clarify whom we should consult.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed all his tests (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that they indicate a possible genetic disorder that causes progressive paralysis. Unfortunately, there is no cure for these disorders as the brain cells, and spinal cord cells ...  Read Full »

I have speech difficulty with mild heaviness and tingling sensation in my lips. Why?neur

Query: Hello doctor, I have a little problem while speaking. I also have a little heaviness in my lips and very mild tingling sensations. I am not able to complete the sentence sometimes. It is not a regular practice. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. Since when have you started to have problems speaking? Please describe exactly what problem you are feeling in speaking like speech is not clear or speech is hoarse or missing ...  Read Full »

My brother underwent MRI after a paralysis attack. What does his report suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother-in-law got a paralysis attack, and the doctor had done MRI. The details are as follows. Small acute infarct involving left lentiform nucleus extending in the periventricular white matter. Mild diffuse cerebral atrophy with chronic lacunar infarct in the left thalamus and p...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. If he is clinically stable and not admitted, there is nothing serious as such, and he needs to be started on anti-platelet drugs like Aspirin along with cholesterol-lowering drugs like Atorvastatin. He would also ...  Read Full »

My mother had a paralytic attack recently and what does her MRI report suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had a paralysis attack four days before at 4:00 in the morning, and after rushing to the hospital a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was done. I need to consult a doctor about the MRI scan report. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your uploaded magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (image removed to protect the patient's identity) of the brain shows multiple areas of brain insult in both the left and right sides, and in the cerebellum. The features of the lesion in sequences of these images suggest t...  Read Full »

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