Arachnoiditis

October 26, 2016

A debilitating condition characterized by severe stinging, burning pain and neurological prob­lems. It is caused by inflammation of the arachnoid lining (1 of the 3 linings that surround the brain, spinal cord, and nerve roots). The inflammation causes constant irritation, scarring, and binding of nerve roots and blood vessels. Symptoms can in­clude tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs, severe shooting pain (often like an electric shock sensation), and muscle cramps, spasms, and uncon­trollable twitching. Treatments include medication, physical therapy, and using a TENS unit or a Spinal Cord Stimulator.