Saturday, 21 June 2008

Arachnoiditis. No its not about spiders!

I wanted to touch on a topic today that can be very distressing if you are suffering with it. As I have not suffered this myself I am going to give you a series of links to people in the field and to relevant support groups which I hope are helpful to you.

We are talking about Arachnoiditis. No it is not about spiders!

This is a chronic condition of the spine.

It is inflammation of the arachnoid layer of the meninges. That is the protective layers found around the brain and spinal cord and it causes severe pain.

I certainly do not want you to try and diagnose yourself from any description I give here but some of the common symptoms may be;

  • Weakness and numbness or tingling in the legs
  • Feeling of crawling insects on the leg
  • Cramps and twitching
  • Severe shooting pain
  • And/or bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction.


If you suspect you should go to see your healthcare professional.


To understand and read more about it here are detailed and descriptive articles.http://www.caudaequina.org/issues/spinespiders.htm

http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article180.html


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2 comments:

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