Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis is a chronic pain condition caused by inflammation to a membrane that surrounds and protects nerves of the spinal cord, formally called the arachnoid. Inflammation of the arachnoid can lead to serious health complications such as scar tissue formation around the spinal nerves which can cause them to malfunction in addition to bladder or bowel dysfunction. If the disease is left untreated, symptoms may cause significant disability and prevent individuals from working.

Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis Causes

Arachnoiditis may be caused by a number of occurrences or factors, some of which include:

  • Forceful or direct injury to the spine
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Prolonged spinal nerve compression
  • Complications form minimally invasive or invasive spine surgery
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Arachnoiditis Symptoms

This condition may cause pain, tingling, numbness or weakness in the lower back and legs, muscle cramps or spasms, and unusual sensations such as the feeling of water trickling down the leg or insects crawling on the skin.

Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis Treatments

Treatment for arachnoiditis focuses on improving mobility and providing relief from pain symptoms. Pain management physicians may recommend some of the following treatment options for arachnoiditis:

The first step in treating your pain is to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, you and your doctor can determine your best treatment options. At The Pain Center, we offer traditional and state-of-the-art therapies to treat your pain and help get you back to your normal activities.

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