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Taking spinal TB treatment. Heaviness in leg, movement loss. Pressure on spine die to abscess. Concerned

Hi I am having spinal tb treatment. After having treatment my legs feel heavy and slowly my movement loss. My doctor told me there is pressure on spinal due to abcesses. It s 1 month but still I am in bed rest and my condition is my legs are not moving. Just want to ask why my legs are feeling heavy day by day and can t move anymore
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Probably there is spinal cord compression due to tubercular pathology of the spine and early decompression may be indicated.Sometimes it takes almost 2-3 months for pathology to reduce and thus swelling near nerve tissues gradually subside with rest, immobilization,drugs- all reduce surrounding inflammation. But in case, the muscle power goes on decreasing in the lower limbs,your doctor must evaluate neurological power grade and if found decreasing despite rest, immobilization,and drugs taken over 2 months he should certainly try to decompress the area by surgical intervention.You may seek help from spine surgeons,neurosurgeons immediately for second opinion and evaluation and if they advise for surgery must go for it.
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