My Mother has been suspected for Bone Tuberclosis, which was diagnosed on Dec 15th when we took first MRI.One of her vertebra is damaged and some nerves are compressed. She is on total bed rest.
We took another MRI on Jan 24th, after a month and a half of TB medications.
I am sharing both the MRI reports and just would like to know if her conditions are improving or not after comparing both the MRI's.
Here is the link for the MRI reports( Colored is the old MRI report and Black & white is the new MRI report)
Thank you for your question. Although without being able to placing your findings in context with clinical features and the results of other investigation such as hematological, MRI, I can not offer the specific advice & treatment you need. However, I will try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern.
Due to tuberculosis of spine some spinal nerves may be compressing in spine by disc prolapse & degeneration or stenosis. By the reason of that nerves from the spinal cord can be irritated causing weakness in the leg, leg/thigh pain and numbness, tingling. Few persons also face generalized body weakness and numbness due to other nerve irritation on back. If he suffers continuous weakness and notice reduced strength of muscle bulk in both the legs, please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away who will evaluate the possibilities here. These “red flags” could be indicative of compression of the spinal cord and its nerve branches and early treatment is essential if permanent damage needs to be avoided. Further referral to a physiotherapist for spinal exercises could be beneficial and may produce relief of symptoms. Hope this helps.
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