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Back pain. MRI shows spondylo discitis, epidural soft tissue thickening

HI SIR I AM SUFFERING BACK PAIN FROM LAST 6 MOUNTHS I HAVE TAKEN SOME TREATMENTS NO USE, AFTER THAT ONE DICTOR CONSULT MRI SCANING, IN THAT SCANING REPORT CAME LIKE THIS CAN U PLEASE SUJJEST ME WHAT STEP I NEED TOOK. INFECTIVE SPONDYLO DISCITIS OF L2 AND L3 VERTEBRAE WITH ASSOCIATED PRE, BILATERAL PARA VERTEBRAL AND EPIDURAL SOFT TISSUE THICKENING AND ENHANCEMENT AS DESCRIBED - LIKELY TO BE TUBERCULAR.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The findings of your MRI are suggestive of a tubercular infection in the spine which is causing the constant pain that you are having. You need to consult an orthopedician and start with proper anti tubercular regimen for relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
drtayal72@gmail.com
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Sudhir's  Response
Hello,

This means you have tuberculosis/TB of spine that is pott's spine.It is one of the common and serious kind of infection.You will need to take medications for long term.Intermittent follow ups are needed to judge response to medications.

The soft tissue around the vertebrae is likely to be tubercular abscess.

Good and long term treatment can get good outcomes.

Regards.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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