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A 37-year-old female asked about a 37-year-old male:

Back in august, my husband blacked out and fell injuring his head & neck. a month later he has developed l'hermitte's sign which is causing excruciating electrical shocking and numbness in hands. will this ever go away since it's not due to ms?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gross
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Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Cervical myelopathy: Your husband needs to see his doctor and get a cervical MRI. These symptoms are worrisome for an injury to the spinal cord in the neck. With proper treatment, the symptoms CAN improve. That improvement is not guaranteed.

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