The patient is a male who 1st visited me in October 2015 (he was 40 years of age then); he was diagnosed with Potts's disease (tuberculosis spine) – involving D2 vertebra. He is amongst the many remote consultations under my treatment, as this patient lives in another city.
The patient complained of sudden weight loss and had a fever every day from September 2015. This advanced to him getting severe upper back pain and numbness left hand.
MRI findings suggest a low-grade infective process likely to be Koch's involving D2 vertebra, particularly in the left post elements and post end of 2nd rib with extraosseous soft tissue.
He was being administered Streptomycin injection for Tuberculosis since September 2015. Despite being on these injections for over four weeks, he continued to have severe back pain, increasing day by day. The pain was worse on lying down, and hence the patient could not sleep without being in pain. Every movement had become extremely difficult and painful for him. He was on complete bed rest. But despite that, the disease progressed as per the follow-up MRI.
I gathered all the details and his constitutional case history and family history to determine the appropriate homeopathic treatment.
By December 2015, the patient had no pain lying down, which allowed him to get a good night's sleep, but the pain persisted on movement. January MRI showed improvement in his condition. By the time we took another MRI in April 2016, he had shown significant progress.
April 2016 MRI comments: Compared to the MRI of January 2016, there was a marked improvement in the imaging status. Near-complete regression of the pre – Para ventral soft tissue in Right D2-3, left D1-2 & D2-3. The mild residual disease was visible, and very minimal soft tissue in the Right D2-3 neural foramina.
The specific treatment was continued till December 2016 by when the patient was completely alright. There is no return of the disease to date.
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