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HomeAnswersNeurologytransverse myelitisI got transverse myelitis two years back, and my muscles are still weak. Why so?

What is the treatment for transverse myelitis?

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Published At November 18, 2022
Reviewed AtFebruary 14, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I got hit by transverse myelitis two years ago; I lost total muscle strength and bladder control, and my entire body felt numb, but now I can say I have recovered 75 %. I can walk, 75 % bladder control is back, I gain muscle strength when I exercise, numbness gone in my hands but not in my legs below knee till toe, little discomfort while seated on the floor, and causes stiffness if I walk more than 15 minutes. However, my physiotherapist says my core muscle is weak, and my local doctor only treats me with oral medicines. I have the blood test report that I have attached here.

Answered by Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

The recovery is hard in such cases. I suggest taking alpha lipoic acid and carnitine supplements to help reinforce your muscles and nerves. If your muscle gets contracted (stiffness), Baclofen and physical therapy can help.

I hope you find it helpful.

Kind regards.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you so much. I have attached my prescription.

Answered by Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I agree with your doctor's recommendation.

It is quite fine for you.

I hope you find it helpful.

Kind regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Neurology

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