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What is the best treatment for arachnoiditis im in so much pain im currently on 200mg of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) daily

What is the best treatment for arachnoiditis im in so much pain im currently on 200mg of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) daily

Non-opioids: For the burning pain associated with arachnoiditis, non-opioid pain meds may work better like membrane stabilizers (gabapentin) or some anti-depressents. Patients also improve with spinal cord stimulation. I hope you do better soon. Talk to you doctor about the above options. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Arachnoiditis (Definition)

Arachnoiditis is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. This can be caused by toxins, reactions to medications, or infections ...Read more


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Any treatment for arachnoiditis?

Any treatment for arachnoiditis?

Pain management: The arachnoid is the spider web appearing membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Many patients with back pain or neck pain are given the diagnosis of arachnoiditis. This implies that no other cause can be found except inflammation of this membrane. Surgery and steroid injections may result in this condition as a side effect. It implies scarring. Treatment is very difficult. ...Read more

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What treatment is done into arachnoiditis?

What treatment is done into arachnoiditis?

Alternative to Meds: Many treatments may be tried including surgery, medications, stretches, laser therapy, physical therapy, etc. Personally, I have had some excellent success treating arachnoiditis with osteopathic manipulation. Perhaps consulting a do might provide a non-med, non-surgical, permanent solution. ...Read more

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I have a very rare spinal disease called adhesive arachnoiditis . I am wondering if there is any treatment?

I have a very rare spinal disease called adhesive arachnoiditis . I am wondering if there is any treatment?

Arachnoiditis(spine): The symptoms of arachnoiditis can be treated with medications such as membrane stabilizers (like gabapentin), antidepressants and other pain meds. Dorsal column stimulation can also decrease its symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no cure or reversal of arachnoiditis yet... ...Read more

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What is best treatment for arachnoiditus?

What is best treatment for arachnoiditus?

No surgery: Arachnoiditis is a inflammation and scarring of the nerve roots and surrounding tissue (arachnoid) inside the dura. There are few treatments for this condition. Surgery creates more scarring. Pain management is the mainstay of therapy. Sometimes dorsal column stimuators can work quite effectively. ...Read more

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What is best for pain when you have arachnoiditis?

Depends: This can be a very tricky problem. A spinal stimulator maybe a good option in these cases that have failed traditional pain management. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for arachnoiditis?

How is it diagnosed?: Some people can have sharp shooting pains in different nerves or muscle spasms as a result of nerve compression or previous surgery or invasive procedure on spine get MRI with contrast show enhancement of meningies or arachnoid---the treatment relate to finding a cause or just treat the resulting symptom--has there been a spinal tap?Did you have meningitis before, etc. ...Read more

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My child has arachnoiditis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has arachnoiditis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Scar tissue: The arachnoid is a membrane covering nerves within the cranium and spinal canal. Inflammatory conditions (usually caused by infection, blood or trauma) can cause the arachnoid to bind to nerves and cause other nerves to clump together. So tell the other kids that your child's nerves have been damaged. No need for excessive detail. ...Read more

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Is it complicated to diagnosis arachnoiditis?

No: Arachnoiditis can be easily demonstrated on MRI and myelography. Your doctor can decide if you need either or any of these tests. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is adhesive arachnoiditis?

A nerve disorder: Arachnoiditis refers to inflammation of the arachnoid membrane-a thin membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It occurs from exposure to certain chemicals or infection of the central nervous system. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, bowel, bladder or sexual dysfunction. It most often affects the nerve to the legs. There is no know cure but pain can be managed. ...Read more