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Spinal tuberculosis: Symptoms and its treatment

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Tuberculosis primarily affects the lungs but sometimes due to prolonged treatment delay, it might spread to bone or spinal cord through the blood stream. CENTER SPINE INDIA, known for its expert Spinal Tuberculosis Treatment in Gurgaon state that it is a serious complication which creates neurologic deficit which in turn leads to compression of neural structures. In severe cases it may also lead to significant spinal deformity.

Spinal Tuberculosis symptoms:

  • Severe back pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Abscesses

CT Scans, MRI are some of the diagnostic tests suggested by physicians to when a case of spine tuberculosis is suspected by the physician. Once the results have been verified for the presence of damage, Spinal Tuberculosis Treatment in Gurgaon start remediation based on the stage of advancement to avert any further. Some of the lifestyle changes such as avoiding smoking, drinking, taking drugs, doing exercises to reduce stress both physical and mental, good diet, proper sleeping postures have proved useful during early phases. The duration of spinal tuberculosis treatment lasts from 6-18 months. Some of the medication n prescribed are as follows:

  • Early diagnosis: When early diagnosis of the issue is done, first line of medication of anti-tuberculosis medications, such as rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol and pyrazinamide is provided.
  • Late Diagnosis: On late diagnosis of spine TB, MDRs. are prescribed and patients are advised to complete the medication course. In some cases, due to paralysis whose treatment dosage is increased. In extreme cases of spinal TB spinal surgery such as a laminectomy (where a part of the vertebrae is removed is undertaken.

CENTER SPINE INDIA is a renowned Spinal Infections Treatment Hospital in Gurgaon with years of experience in remediating spinal tuberculosis issues.


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