Treatment for Adhesive Arachnoiditis
Adhesive Arachnoiditis (AA) is a condition where part of the material that covers the brain, spinal cord, and nerve roots becomes inflamed. This covering is called the “Arachnoid Mater,” and it can cause excruciating pain when it is inflamed and extremely irritates nerves in the center of the spinal cord.
Sadly, the majority of AA cases are a result of medical intervention. It can be caused by the introduction of chemicals for medical purposes, as well as surgery, lumbar punctures, trauma, infections like meningitis, viral infections, and tuberculosis and many other medical conditions.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis are treated with individualized programs based on the patient’s unique circumstances and the origin of the disease. Adhesive Arachnoiditis can also present as “Centralized Pain Syndrome,” “RSDS,” “Tarlov Cyst Syndrome,” Fibromyalgia, and many more disorders that seem to have no treatment.
The various medications that are used to treat AA include, but are not limited to those mentioned in detail on the website developed by Dr. Forest Tennant, MD (www. Arachnoiditishope.com). You can download the “Handbook for Recovery” from this site.
At this point in time, there is no cure for Adhesive Arachnoiditis, but medications and new treatments currently being introduced can help the patient be more comfortable and live a better life despite having this condition.
Pedersen Primary Care is dedicated to keeping up to date with the latest treatment and advocating help with medication and all necessary care for these patients.