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Dr. Samuel Hunter
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Inflammation Of The Spinal Cord (Definition)

Definition of inflammation of the spinal cord could be a very long list of causes. But in short inflammation is some sort of irritation to the cord that can be caused by infection, injection of foreign materials or even bleeding into the area around the cord. It is a very general terminology and in a diagnostic workup would have to be more focused on what might the ...Read more


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Where can I get a more holistic approach to severe pain in lower leg and foot? I had an episode of transverse myelitis in late 2005 which affected my lower extremities from waist down.After treatment & rehab, i regained use of my legs but continued to exp

Where can I get a more holistic approach to severe pain in lower leg and foot? I had an episode of transverse myelitis in late 2005 which affected my lower extremities from waist down.After treatment & rehab, i regained use of my legs but continued to exp

Needless : Needless to say, i assume the cause of your transverse myelitis was investigated, and you don't have an underlying infection. That being said, have you tried acupuncture? Also, one of the hard lessons we have learned from pain management clinics is that the mistake we continue to make in trying to manage pain is we try one thing, when that doesn't work or isn't enough, we abandon that and try something else. When that isn't enough, we abandon that and then do something else. What we should be doing is add a different treatment modality to the first, and if that's not enough, add a third, and so on. It turns out that 2+2=5 when it comes to pain management, and it might take a combination of medication, physical therapy, tens treatment, acupuncture and perhaps a trigger point or spinal injection to get you to a point where you can live comfortably. I hope this advice helps you. Chronic pain is extremely difficult to live with. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone survive with transverse myelitis?

Yes.: Yes absolutely. Transverse myelitis isn't by definition fatal - people with this may die of complications depending on their overall function. ...Read more

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How can I cope with transverse myelitis?

How can I cope with transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: Read this: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/transversemyelitis/detail_transversemyelitis.Htm.

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Can you tell me about transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: Transverse myelitis is an infection in the spinal cord that can lead to loss of sensation and motor function below the level of the infection. In many cases the infection resolves and the patient recovers most of the function, in severe cases there can be permanent loss of function below the level of the infection. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between transverse myelitis and multiple sclerosis?

Complex : Transverse myelitis may be an initial presentation of ms, but may be due to other etiologies, especially neuromyelitis optica, viral inflammations, arteritis, etc. Clinical imaging and spinal fluid studies can sort much of this out. ...Read more

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What can be done for transverse myelitis?

Physical Therapy? : Transverse myelitis is a general term describing a spinal cord lesion causing wekness of the 4 extremities (quadroplegia) or the legs (paraplegia )often associated with sensory loss and bladder disturbances. Physical therapy and rehabilitation, prevention of the development of bedsores and attention to bladder and bowel function should be done. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for transverse myelitis?

See a neurologist: The best thing to do is to see a neurologist experienced in treating transverse myelitis. Transverse myelitis can be due to unknown cause (idiopathic) or associated with other diseases such as viral infections, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis or sarcoidosis. Treating the underlying causes can help. Certain types may respond to steroids or intravenous gamma globulin. Physical therapy helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is transverse myelitis treated?

Transverse Myelitis: Intravenous steroids, Pain medications, Antiviral agents, Plasma exchange therapy, Treating other complications such as muscle spasticity, Preventing recurrence of attacks such as with immunosuppressive therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Transverse Myelitis (Definition)

It is an inflammatory condition involving the entire breadth of the spinal cord. It is associated with demyelination and loss of neurological function related to the ...Read more


Myelitis (Definition)

Pathology of spinal cord is called myelopathy. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord, such as might be seen with multiple ...Read more