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Could you have spinal arachnoiditis from a bulging disk?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Not normally

Unless it was such a severe herniation that it caused cord edema (where you would have neurologic issues below that level if that happened).
Normally arachnoiditis is more from issues closer to the cord, including infection, debris from surgery or injections, inflammation, infections, things of that nature.

In brief: Not normally

Unless it was such a severe herniation that it caused cord edema (where you would have neurologic issues below that level if that happened).
Normally arachnoiditis is more from issues closer to the cord, including infection, debris from surgery or injections, inflammation, infections, things of that nature.
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