Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
154 Doctors are Online

Having pott's disease. Not cured by medication. Looking for alternate treatment

I have low pain threshold. =( I ve just been diagnosed as having Pott s Disease and i am on medication . But it doesn t help with the pain and its affecting my life. I cant sleep . please help. Im really concerned with the pain as it is debilitating. Im meeting my doctor on May 2 again but as of now, i really need relief .
Asked On : Wed, 2 May 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  45
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response
Hi. My name is Vinay. Am very sorry to hear about your Spine Pain. I hope you are getting all the Anti-Tubercular Medications for the treatment of the infection. That's the most important because you need to avoid further damage to the spinal column and cord.

Now, as to the pain. The main thing causing the pain is the collapse of the vertebral body. When it collapses it will begin pressing against the spinal column. The only non-pharmacological treatments that are effective in this case are Physical therapy (postural therapy in particular) and core strengthening exercises. Now remember you must go to e certified therapist to attempt these exercises as you don't want to make a mistake and injure your spinal coloumn even more.

So, in effect, your best avenue for pain relief is Physical Therapy. I would call your primary doctor and get a referral for that as soon as you can. Take Care and I hope you are cured of the disease in good time without too much injury.

Answered: Sat, 22 Mar 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor