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Myelitis (Overview)

Pathology of spinal cord is called myelopathy. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord, such as might be seen with multiple sclerosis, or an abscess.


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What is myelitis ?

What is myelitis ?

Inflammed spinal cor: In medical lingo itis is used for inflammation so myelitis means inflammation of the spinal cord or an area of the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Myelitis (Overview)

Pathology of spinal cord is called myelopathy. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord, such as might be seen with multiple sclerosis, or an abscess.


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Traverse myelitis -- what are symptoms and possible causes?

Traverse myelitis -- what are symptoms and possible causes?

See below: Paralysis of the lower extremities (or all 4 extremities if the spinal cord affected in the cervical area) bladder problems and loss of sensation below the level of the lesion the symptoms vary according to the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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Transverse myelitis diagnosis after rear end car accident?

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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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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What pain medication most effectively treats transverse myelitis? Are neurontin, (gabapentin) morph, perco, dilauded effective in treating transverse myelitis?

What pain medication most effectively treats transverse myelitis? Are neurontin, (gabapentin) morph, perco, dilauded effective in treating transverse myelitis?

Lyrica (pregabalin): The drug Lyrica (pregabalin) was recently approve to treat the pain of spinal cord trauma, and likely would help in transverse myelitis also. One approach, using an analgesic, might be a Butrans patch, or tramadol er, so discuss with your doctor and see what might be of value. Also, is the transverse myelitis a problem secondary to an underlying disease or just an isolated event? ...Read more

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In what way is transverse myelitis treated?

In what way is transverse myelitis treated?

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

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What treatments are available for myelitis?

Myelitis: Treatment of inflammation of the spinal cord is that of the offending agent such as measles or polio virus, & use of steroids. ...Read more