Spinal Tuberculosis Surgery

Symptoms of Pott Disease

Pott’s disease is usually located in the upper spine. It may rise like a normal fever and then may increase in severity. It is usually beneficial to detect tb spine symptoms in the initial stage only, the symptoms include,

  1. Fever
  2. Unexplained weight loss
  3. Night sweats
  4. Finally, a severe back pain that indicates that tb has finally reached the spine.

If the tb spine symptoms remain undetected and condition worsens, it becomes difficult for the patient to even stand and walk properly. Slowly, the patients start feeling numbness in legs and in worse case curvature of spine and paralysis of leg may happen.

Spinal Tuberculosis Treatment

Fortunately, if detected soon, treatment can do wonders to save the patient from any deformity or severe nerve damage. The most effective spinal tuberculosis treatment available is spinal tuberculosis surgery in which affected disc is replaced by artificial one and antibiotics are prescribed to treat the Mtb infection. Moreover, now that the people are much more aware about it, public health measures are taken and anti-tb drugs are been developed to fight the disease.