Stella Gimba - Kenya, Spine Surgery
Ms. Stella Gimba from Kenya came to India for Successful Spine Surgery“Last Year I was unable to walk without assistance and had minimal function of my hands. Six months earlier I began experiencing cramping in my legs. As my symptoms worsened, I saw several specialists and had an MRI and CT scan of my lumbar spine. These tests did not show anything that would be causing my symptoms, yet they continued to get worse. I started having cramping in my hands and began to lose strength and coordination in my hands. Since my local doctors were not able to dignose my condition, I travelled to India and consulted a neurologist who ordered an MRI of my entire spine. The MRI of the cervical spine showed severe spinal cord compression at levels C4 through C7 which resulted in a condition called myelopathy, the cause of my symptoms. The spine surgeon met me and explained in detail what was causing my symptoms and the type of surgery necessary to take pressure off the spinal cord.
He performed a four level fusion on my neck the next day. The first thing I noticed after surgery was I could spread my fingers apart and move my legs without any effort! I was able to feed myself the next day. Today I can cook simple meals. I can go for morning walk again and take short shopping trips. I’ve had a complete turnaround in my quality of life since the spine surgery in India. Thank you everyone at SafeMedTrip.com.“