Baby Faith presented to Dr. Higginbotham for evaluation of an acute onset of rapidly progressive rear limb weakness. He was paraplegic, had poor muscle tone, and could not feel his rear limbs at the time of his consultation. His MRI revealed herniation of the L1-2 disk with marked compression. There was also a moderate degree of internal spinal cord injury noted. Surgery was successful in removing a large amount of disk material.

At the time of his discharge from the hospital, he was comfortable and could urinate without assistance. At his 2 week recheck, he could feel his limbs and had excellent muscle tone. By the time of his 6-week post OP recheck, he has made a remarkable recovery! Currently, he is able to stand and walk unassisted.


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