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Fluid in lower spine, disc affected due to infection, pins and needles in feet. Solution?

Hi Doctor,in 2008 I had bacterial meningitis . After a long period of being treated I now have a small sack of fluid along the lower spine .My third and forth disc is no longer there due to infection which is no longer from September this year but I am experiencing pins and needles in my feet which are so there anything I can co to levitate this.Thank you. Julie Mills
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Probably the nerves supplying your lower feet are getting compressed in the spinal cord in the region of fluid collection. That is why you are getting the pins and needle sensation. One of the options for the treatment is surgical decompression of that region so that fluid is removed and it no longer presses and irritates the nerves. Some medications are also available which reduce such kind of tingling, but they wont tackle the primary problem i.e. fluid collection. You should see a neurosurgeon/ spine surgeon and he will guide you about further treatment.
Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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