My mother (weighing 140 Kgs, 62 years old) is suffering from Spinal TB. Shes bedridden for the last 8 months.
She's lost sensations in both her legs. However she does get involuntary moments (jerks) which are quite severe and regular.
She underwent a Decompression and Stabilization Surgery two months back.
The doctor had assured that after the operation the pressure would move off the nerve and she would start walking in a month.
Let alone walking, she hasent even gained any sensation in her legs. the involuntary pulls in both her legs are still prominent apart from that she has developed this new condition which i learnt is called Paresthesia.
She has extreme burning and tingling sensation in both her legs.
Dr suggested a Tab called Baclofen (20mg per day) however that doesnt seem to help at all. She cant even sleep because of these problems in her legs.
Could anyone please suggest what should be done to improve her condition.
If not anything a quick remedy for paresthesia and involuntary pulls in her legs so she can at least sleep well.
The symptoms you reported might be due to nerve damage caused by the spinal tuberculous granuloma or abscess. Whether this damage is reversible or not can not be told without further diagnostic procedures: electromyography, evoked potentials.
You might want to visit a neurologist for these examinations.
Non-surgical treatment for spinal tuberculosis, also known as Pottâs disease, includes antituberculotic medications, given by recommended protocol.
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