Adhesive arachnoiditis (AA) is an inflammatory disease that occurs inside the lumbar and sacral regions of the spinal canal. Arachnoiditis means inflammation of the arachnoid layer of the meninges. It may occur in other areas of the central nervous system (CNS)

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Arachnoiditis life expectancy

What is the life expectancy of someone with Arachnoiditis?

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Is Arachnoiditis contagious?

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Is Arachnoiditis hereditary?

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Adhesive Arachnoiditis
Chronic meningitis


Immune system
Immune system
Nervous system
Nervous system
Urinary system
Urinary system


  • Lower back pain
  • burning feet
  • tremors or jerks
  • the sensation of crawling insects and/or water dripping
  • difficulty starting urination or defecation
  • blurred vision
  • Tingling, numbness or weakness in the legs
  • Sensations that may feel like insects crawling on the skin or water trickling down the leg
  • Severe shooting pain that can be similar to an electric shock sensation
  • Muscle cramps, spasms and uncontrollable twitching
  • Bladder, bowel and/or sexual dysfunction


  • Try to stop the neuro inflammation with taradyl, medrol or dexamethason
  • Follow the 3-component treatment of Dr. Tennant
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    ICD9 and ICD10 codes of Arachnoiditis

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    Natural treatment of Arachnoiditis

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    Living with Arachnoiditis

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    Stories of Arachnoiditis

    Arachnoiditis stories
    I had a sporting accident aged 21 years and crushed two discs. Had myleogram and airogram which began the severe Degeneration of nerves in spinal cord. After three surgeries managed for several years although discs kep prolaosing. Then in 1994 other ...
    Arachnoiditis stories
    I injured my back in 1992. 5 surgeries and 4-5 epidurals later I was diagnosed with AA.  I worked as a nurse for over 35 years and had never heard of Arachnoiditis. Now I am unable to work due to the pain and discomfort,  can't stand sit or...
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    i went in to get a bulged disc in my back fixed and the dr cut my dura and didn't fix it because he wasn't properly equipped. Than post surgery I was in crazy amounts of pain for the next 6 months all the while he had my diagnosis continued to tell m...
    Arachnoiditis stories
    I had a cyst removed on my first back surgery and it helped until I was in a car accident 6 months later. I then started to seek out help for my back pain. About 8 yrs later and a unbelievable amount of injections I had a fusion done in 2013. After t...

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    Statistics of Arachnoiditis

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