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Is back pain caused by transverse myelitis?

Is back pain caused by transverse myelitis?

Possibly: Transverse myelitis can often present with pain, though there are many more common reasons to have back pain, such as arthritis, fractures, or herniated discs. ...Read more

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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Can an intradural tumor at L4 cause episodes of transverse myelitis?

Can an intradural tumor at L4 cause episodes of transverse myelitis?

Is L-4 correct?: The spinal cord ends about l-2, and there is no such entity as an intradural lesion at l-4. However, most transverse myelitis cases involve thoracic levels. Did you really mean t-4? ...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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: 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 level of the inflammation. ...Read more

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Have u ever heard of anyone having a re occurence of transverse myelitis?

Yes!: It is uncommon vascular lesions (such as arteriovenous malformations of spinal cord0 and multiple sclerosis would be the likeliest causes. ...Read more

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Does mris always show transverse myelitis?

Usually yes: Although very small lesions may on occasion be missed, an area of transverse myelitis is usually very easy to identify. Might be tough to see in the first few hours of development, but the area of inflammation becomes very definite as the process proceeds. Spinal fluid analysis helps in explaining causation. ...Read more

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Transverse myelitis diagnosis after rear end car accident?

Trauma can cause TM: Tm can be seen after a traumatic event such as from a rear end car accident. Depends on symptoms, may require medical treatment and sub-specialty referral. Traumatic tm has a better prognosis than non-traumatic types. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the latest treatment for transverse myelitis?

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

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I have been diagnosed with transverse myelitis 14 months ago, but my MRI was clear? Why?

I have been diagnosed with transverse myelitis 14 months ago, but my MRI was clear? Why?

MRI not sensitive: Transverse myelitis is a diagnosis based on your clinical exam. The changes in the spinal cord may be too small to be seen on mri. ...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?

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

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What is prognosis for transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: Prognosis is poor if the following happen, rapid onset, severe pain, incontinence, CSF markers, cervical levels, duration greater than 3 mo, severe weakness.! /3 will get better, 1/3 will get worse, 1/3 will be left with some neurologic deficit. A complete assessment is needed with testing, . ...Read more

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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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What are the tests for transverse myelitis?

What are the tests for transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: A full neurologic evaluation. Analysis of the spinal (CSF) fluid, EMG testing, imaging studies also. ...Read more

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Applicative transverse myelitis, what to do?

Response: Many causes of transverse myelitis exist, but the biggies include multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. This term should exclude trauma to spinal cord. If this is your diagnosis, you need experienced neurological evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for transverse myelitis?

What's the prognosis for transverse myelitis?

Variable: Depends on the cause. Ms-related tm can resolve completely symptomatically (although some neuronal damage persists). Things like devic's disease, spinal vein obstruction, guillain barre are more "iffy". A diagnosis of cause gives your neurologist a much better opportunity to provide you with a prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


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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