Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of both sides of one section of the spinal cord. This neurological disorder often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers (myelin). Transverse myelitis interrupts the messages that the spinal cord nerves send throughout the body. This can cause pain, muscle weakness, paralysis, sensory problems, or bladder and bowel dysfunction. (Mayo, 2016)




Muscular system
Muscular system
Nervous system
Nervous system


  • Paralysis
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of bowel function
  • Loss of bladder function
  • Decreased sex drive


  • Medication management, most commonly steroids.
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Specialist who treat it

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    Stories of Transverse myelitis

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    I was 11 years old when I had my onset. I was diagnosed with TM and Guillian Barre Syndrome (GBS). 
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    It was a normal day, I was running late to work. I work nights as an RN in the ICU. I ran to the kitchen to shove some speghetti in my mouth before running out the door. All of a sudden my left thigh felt cold and numb. My hubby says oh that happens ...
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    2009 my life change forever. I got off work sat down and noticed my left foot felt funny. No big deal. I was on my feet all night. In the morning the pain was up both legs. Day two up to my breast. Went to the ER. Doctor told me I to see a neurologis...
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    My story begins in 2010 ,my autoimmune system decided to go on vacation.  I got one thing after another.  First interstitial cystitis, then tumors in my uterus, then adenomyosis to start.  All painful and frustrating.  So I ended ...
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    I was hit with TM on May 14th 2008. My wife and I were on vacation in Erie, PA visiting my mom. I was awakened at 1:00am ...

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    Statistics of Transverse myelitis

    49 people with Transverse myelitis have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Transverse myelitis is 1506 points (42 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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