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04 Dec 2004

pls help doc..
my husbabd had an accident in 1996 and his c4 and c5 (whatever that is ) was disturbed... now his spine is okay but he cannot walk without his sticks.. and he walks very slow his hands cannot grab properly (hope you understand what i mean) i would like to know whether can there be recovery
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rehabilitation after injury

01 Jan 0001

Mpumi
HOw disturbed was his C4 and 5 nerve root? We need to know more detail to give you better information. It sounds like he has had signicant damage to the nerve, however I have treated a number of patients who have managed to improve their quality of life by seeing a therapist eg: walk unassisted and even ride a horse. He needs to be given exercises to improve his overall strength (including his grip strength). To be able to give you accurate advice on his recovery I need more detail, as the extent of the damage will determine his rate of recovery. Thanks
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