ARACHNOIDITIS - A chronic condition that causes neuropathic pain and other neurological problem.
CAUSE - Spinal surgery (especially multiple), traumatic spincal injury, ie traffic accident, fall or other severe impact to the spine, intraspinal injections, ie epidural steroid injections, epidural and spinal anesthesia, and multiple lumbar punctures; blood in CSF, myleograns, especially with older oil-based dyes such as myodil (pantopaque), intraspinal drugs such as amphotericin B and methotrexaste; spinal stenois, DDD and dis prolapse. Unfortunately, and it is not pleasant, I have this condition. Workers' comp did recognize it as part of my claim after a hearing at my doctor's request. My doctor feels there are many people suffering from spinal injuries that actually are suffering from arachnoiditis that has not been properly diagosed by their physician. Sadly, there is no positive treatment or cure and it continues to develop with time. It is also difficult to diagnose. You can get some info on this condition at ATUKHonSec@aol.com. I hope no one on this forum has this condition. I have tried about every medication available for relief such as duragessic, morphine, oxycontin, vicoden, percodan, percocet, demoral, etc. with out success. Good Luck,