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is it possible for lumbosacral neuritis to get worse if left untreated?

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Dr. Clemens Schirmer
Interventional Radiology 19 years experience
Depends on the cause: Neuritis refers to inflammation of a nerve, in this case of the nerves at the bottom end of the spine. Depending on the reason for such an inflammation it could get worse, may be self-limiting or may get better with just waiting. If the reason for example is a bacterial infection then under most circumstances treatment would be advised. This is less clear for other reasons.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What are the complications of optic neuritis?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Blindness: Not treated, blindness. The more aggressive it is treated, the better the possibility of salvaging your vision.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of optic neuritis?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Pain,visual loss: Pain is usual in the affected eye and is aggravated by eye movement. Visual loss is commonly progressive, though initially it is blurring of vision. This may progress to a field/altitudinal defect. The pupil may be dilated and sluggish to react to light. Loss of visual acuity varies from none to loss of perception of light. Good visual acuity is regained after the initial attack, with exceptions.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of optic neuritis?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Blurred vision: The hallmarks of optic neurits are blurred vision (decreased acuity), darkening of vision with loss of color perception, and local tenderness or pain with movement suggesting an intra-orbital inflammatory process. There are multiple causes of optic neuritis, it can affect one or both eyes, and the etiologies are somewhat age related. The patient may be aware of a blind spot in the affected eye.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Are there foods that are good for optic neuritis?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Optic neuritis: This is a very old question, which has been looked at in some detail. The answer is there is no specific food, or supplement or vitamin which is good for or prevents optic neuritis.
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What does the anesthesiologist do on the day of lumbosacral spasm surgery?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
A thorough: History and physical will be performed and a plan will be crafted suited to your needs and desires. The plan will be discussed with you and your questions answered prior to the beginning of the anesthetic.

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