Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis describes a pain disorder caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the spinal cord. The arachnoid can become inflamed because of an irritation from chemicals, infection from bacteria ...1

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Symptoms of Arachnoiditis

Inflammation can sometimes lead to the formation of scar tissue and adhesions, which cause the spinal nerves to “stick” together. If arachnoiditis begins to interfere with the function of one or more of these nerves, it can cause a number ...2

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Causes of Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis describes a pain disorder caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the spinal cord. The arachnoid can become inflamed because of an irritation from chemicals, infection from bacteria ...3

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Causes List for Arachnoiditis

Some possible causes of Arachnoiditis or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Arachnoiditis

Some types of this condition may include:5 Types of Arachnoiditis:

  • Spinal Arachnoiditis
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Genetics of Arachnoiditis

Inheritance: Arachnoiditis is generally not an inherited condition and typically results from inflammation due to prior spinal surgery, other procedures on the spine (such as injections), trauma, or infection. Familial cases of arachnoiditis have very rarely been reported. To our ...6

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Treatments: Arachnoiditis

Is there any treatment? Arachnoiditis remains a difficult condition to treat, and long-term outcomes are unpredictable. Most treatments for arachnoiditis are focused on pain relief and the improvement of symptoms that impair daily function. A regimen of pain management ...7

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Research for Arachnoiditis

What research is being done? Within the NINDS research programs, arachnoiditis is addressed primarily through studies associated with pain research. NINDS vigorously pursues a research program seeking new treatments for pain and nerve damage with the ultimate goal of reversing ...8

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Names and Terminology

Other Names: Spinal arachnoiditis ...Source: GARD (NIH)9 ...

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ arachnoiditis/ arachnoiditis.htm
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  6. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 5839/ arachnoiditis
  7. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ arachnoiditis/ arachnoiditis.htm
  8. ibid.
  9. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 5839/ arachnoiditis

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