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Suffering from spinal tuberculosis since 18 months

sir my mother is suffering from spinal tuberculosis since 18 months now she is better then previous but now she has severe pain in lower limb and feet.sir tell me why it is
Asked On : Sat, 26 Mar 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
As tuberculosis of spine causes compression of vertebrae,which in turn compress nerves leading to pain in the area supplied by the nerve.So start lumbar traction to prevent compression of nerves & to get relief from pain after consultation with your doctor.Disclaimer
Answered: Sat, 26 Mar 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Manish Rijhwani's  Response
Pain in lower extremities is common in Kochs spine
it may continue for further 3 to 6 mths
i suppose that as of now she might have completed her AKT
she can now be given mild pain killers like paracetamol to relieve pain

Dr. Manish R. Rijhwani
Answered: Mon, 2 May 2011
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Hi dear
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

I guess your mother has taken anti tubercular medicines regularly.TB spine in longstanding cases can cause damage to the body of spine and can compress the nerves coming out of it.Your mother must be having the same causing pain.Does she have numbness of the limbs too? I advise you to take an MRI and see the condition of spinal bones and get treatment plan accordingly from an Orthopedician.

I wish your mother a speedy recovery.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 26 Mar 2011
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