‘A HR director in her her early 40s came for an Ultimate Assessment with a tingling sensation in her hand and face… MRI scans revealed that the lower part of the brain was pushing down on the spinal column which in turn had caused fluid build-up. We performed an MRI scan of her spine immediately.’ 

A HR director in her early 40s came to see us for an Ultimate Preventicum health assessment and during her initial consultation, complained of tingling sensation over the fingertips of her left hand, neck and part of her face.  Her detailed consultation also revealed that she had been seeing a chiropractor who had been manipulating her neck. Her MRI scans revealed an unexpected finding in the bottom part of her brain; some of the brain tissue had extended into the spinal canal.  In effect, the lower part of the brain was pushing down on the spinal column which in turn had caused fluid build-up. We performed an MRI scan of her spine immediately.

This fluid in the spine (syringohydromyelia) extended the distance of twelve vertebra. We referred her urgently to a neurologist who then liaised with a neurosurgeon and she was advised to avoid any further manipulation of her neck.  The best course of action was decided to be a spinal decompression procedure to take the pressure off her spinal column. This was very successful. The client returned several years later and was doing very well with no symptoms.