Arachnoiditis

About- Arachnoiditis is a pain disorder caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes known as meninges that surround and protect the nerves of the central nervous system including the brain and spinal cord.

Symptoms-
 Intense pain in the injured area including the lower back, legs, buttocks, or feet
 Pain may feel like an electric shock or a burning sensation and may radiate across back and legs
 Balance disorder
 Bladder or bowel problems
 Crawling sensation on the skin
 Depression
 Dizziness
 Fatigue
 Hearing problems
 Inability to sweat normally (anhidrosis)
 Joint pain
 Muscle cramps or spasms
 Nausea and Vomiting
 Numbness, tingling, or a pins-and-needles feeling
 Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
 Severe headaches
 Sexual dysfunction
 Trouble sleeping
 Trouble walking
 Vision problems
 Weakness 

Causes-

 Spinal cord injury
 Injury or complications during spinal surgery
 Epidural steroid injections used to treat disk problems and other causes of back pain
 Epidural anaesthesia, which is often used during labour and delivery
 Epidural disc prolapse
 Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)
 Bleeding in the spine due to injury or surgery
 Chemotherapy drugs, that are injected into the spine
 Myelogram, an imaging test
 Disk prolapse, which occurs when the inner part of a disk in your spinal cord bulges out
 Meningitis
 Tuberculosis
 Repeat manipulation during catheter or leads insertion. 

Specialist to Visit

 Neurologist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://rarediseases.org 

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