Help! Is it possible to have spinal arachnoiditis from a bulging disk?

No. Unlikely from a bulging disc. Usually occurs after surgery or procedure to spine. Also can be if there was a history of spinal infection.

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Could you have spinal arachnoiditis from a bulging disk?

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. Read more...