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

Q. What is the treatment for transverse myelitis?

Answered by
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 18, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2023

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.



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.

Hi doctor,

Thank you so much. I have attached my prescription.



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.

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