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Why is there numbness in the hands after so many years of accident?

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Published At December 25, 2017
Reviewed AtJanuary 12, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My brother met with an accident 20 years ago. Now, he has some numbness in his hands. We have attached the reports of the scan recently. Kindly suggest treatment.

Answered by Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully reviewed the uploaded MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It indicates cervical spinal cord compression in the cervical region. This compression is responsible for his hand numbness. For this reason, I recommend consulting a neurosurgeon and discussing decompressive surgery and other possible treatment options. Meanwhile, it is necessary to hold a cervical collar. At the lumbar spine region, there are also some similar problems. But they are not related to hand numbness.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Neurology

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