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What could this be? What's the best way to treat it?

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  • Posted By: moses2kk
  • November 30, 2006
  • 07:15 PM

Hi Everyone
My mum is 60 years. She has had no health problems before this came about 8 months ago. She started complaining of a backache for a few months. She got worse later when her lower body, starting from the waist got paralysed.
MRI Scans revealed a swelling in her spine. This swelling was slowly cutting off communication to these parts. She was operated to remove the swelling and started walking again in 4 weeks. Numbness in her lower abdomen and legs stayed.
Another MRI Scan now shows something similar in a different part of her spine. What could this be? Is she to carry on having operations every 3 months to remove these swellings.
I will be very grateful for any information passed on. She's in severe pain and worried.
Moses, East London

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  • I'm sorry your Mother is` going through this. What exactly is it in the spine that is swelling? The bone and cartilige? As with rheumitoid arthritis? The spinal collum tissue (in and out) as in a connective tissue disease? How is her immune system? What kind of inti-inflamitories do they have her on? Prednizone? Motrin? Sulindac? Is she seeing a rheumotolygist or an orthopedic MD?:confused:
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    • December 1, 2006
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