My husband was in a motorcycle accident January 9. At the scene of the accident he couldn't feel his right side and barely move his right arm and leg and could not move the hand. They only did CAT scan and basically said if you can walk you can go home. he did have a follow up with his primary care physician and had an MRI done on Friday the 16th. The radiologist call his primary doctor that same day and then was admitted into the hospital so he can speak to a neurosurgeon which we just did about about an hour ago. The neuro surgeon has stated that he has suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury at c5-c7. he has regained a little bit of hand function and is able to walk without a walker at this stage but the surgeon said he does want him to have surgery to decompress c5-c7. He said the only issue is us deciding on timing.
Our questions are should we wait to see if more function comes back and would decompressing help. the surgeon explained the benefits of decompressing would be to remove pressure, remove spurs and remove the high-risk causing worse damage from any further falls etc.
also can somebody on here please tell me how to attach a word doc so I can attached the MRI report he had injuries over 10 years old and always been in chronic pain.
My husband is lunasicc42's dad