Arachnoiditis arach·noid·itis (ə- rak-nȯid-ˈīt-əs) is a condition that is characterized by stinging, burning pain and neurological problems.
A common symptom is chronic and persistent low back pain, lower limb pain.
It is inflammation of the arachnoid lining. This is one of three linings that surround the brain and spinal cord.
This inflammation causes:
In the intradural space 3 meninges or protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.
Predominant symptoms are chronic pain in the:
Other symptoms can include:
Progression of the disease can make symptoms more severe and possibly permanent.
The pain is constant and incurable, which makes the disorder very debilitating. Those with arachnoiditis usually cannot work and have a disability.
Three main causes of arachnoiditis are:
Arachnoiditis has been recognized as a rare complication of spinal surgery usually after multiple or complex surgeries.
It can also be caused by trauma to the spine.
Similar causes include:
Myelograms have come under scrutiny as being a possible cause of the condition.
A myelogram is a test where a radiographic contrast dye is injected into the area around the spinal cord and nerves.
The dye becomes visible on:
Used by physicians to diagnose spinal conditions.
Now there is a concern that repeated exposure to some of these dyes may cause arachnoiditis.
There is also a concern of the preservatives found in epidural steroid injections, that they may cause the condition, especially if the steroid medicine accidentally enters the cerebral spinal fluid.
The disorder can also be caused by certain infections that affect the spine like:
Currently, there is no cure for arachnoiditis.
Therefore, treatment is aimed at pain relief and is similar to how other chronic pain conditions are treated.
Surgery is not recommended because it causes more scar tissue to develop and makes the irritated spine susceptible to more trauma.
Patients with chronic pain discuss how their symptoms have affected their overall health and wellness. With chiropractic care, patients describe how Dr. Jimenez, a doctor of chiropractic or chiropractor in El Paso, Texas, has helped them recover their original quality of life.
Chiropractic care is an alternative treatment option that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a variety of health issues, including chronic pain and personal injuries. Patients highly recommend Dr. Jimenez and his staff as the non-surgical choice for auto accident injuries and slip-and-fall accidents.
Those who continue to deal with the pain after a few weeks’ time may choose to look for other solutions. This is also true for people who experience repeated flare-ups, or chronic lower back pain. One of the best and most popular options is chiropractic care. Chiropractic care doesn’t focus solely on the pain but helps the body heal itself. Chiropractors understand the bones, muscles, discs, and nerves in the back, and can figure out the reason for the pain.
From there, they can create a customized treatment plan from compresses to spinal manipulation to exercises that help heal the area and reduces the pain.
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