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Recovering from L1 Wedge fx. On ATT from 12 sept17

Hello. I m 31 yr old 53kg thin woman who was diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis at L1 vertebrae in september 2017. I was advised bed rest and meds had started. I was getting up to use the washroom and had a TSLO brace in 10 days of the diagnosis. 

In mid october I had a lot of tingling numbness for which I went to ER where they did a few MRIs. And a follow up contrast MRI showed a wedge fracture at L1. 

So from then. Till present time. I had been on complete bed rest. On my last appointment the doctor suggested to start walking till the bathroom. Been 3 days... I can sit for 10 min with TSLO and someone supporting my back. And today I stood up with support from my mother and I felt my legs will give away

The next attempt I had my mum n brother supporting my weight.  I think I stood for hardly 1 minute and I was sweating so....

This is hard. 

Does anyone has tips.

I hv been on bed rest for 7 weeks or so



  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,260

    hello richa!
    welcome to spine-health.

    what is your doctor telling you about other options? and what is his long term treatment for this?
    if it were me, i would get another opinion from a neurosurgeon or neurologist, as soon as possible.
    i feel so bad for you, wish i could do more.

    please click on the welcome link below for more information and great articles.
    welcome to spine health

    please keep us posted, i would like to know how you are doing.
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