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Swelling in spinal cord, unable to walk due to loss of lower leg muscles. Causes and treatment ?

Hi , Actually i have swelling in my spinal cord on two place t1 to t5 and t11 to t12.Due to this problem i loss my lower leg muscles and am not able to walk.It happened in Feb 2010. Dr giving me Tb myelitis treatment but they are not sure that what is a cause of swelling.Can you suggest me what i should do know regarding my treatment ?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

You might be suffering from Potts Paraplagia.

Swelling in your spinal cord may be due to -

!) Inflammatory Oedema due to tubercular debris
2)Bony disorder like internal gibbus causing pressure upon cord
3)Infection of spinal cord
4)Meningeal changes
5)Extradural mass

You ave to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for thorough clinical and neurological examination & MRI of dorsolumbar spine is required.
Answered: Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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