|Paralysis of lower limbs.
Oct 4, 2006
The patient is HIV+ve he has lost controll of his body functions from waist down, he was advise MRI Scan of Dorso-lumbar Spine. The report shows that There is Degeneration of L3-4 and L5-S1 disc mildly indenting the thecal sac and exiting right nerve root.is it because of this he has lost bladder control. is there any treatment for this situation.
| Response from Dr. Henry
HIV infection can result in a range of peripheral nerve/spinal cord problems that can sometimes improve with effective therapy. Nerve impingement due to a bulging disc can cause weakness and bladder problems. Consultation with a neurologist/neurosurgeon to discuss the possibility of surgical intervention is recommended. KH
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