What Is Arachnoiditis?

I know what you’re thinking, but arachnoiditis has nothing to do with spiders. Instead, arachnoiditis is a much more serious problem that occurs primarily after repeated lumbar punctures, such as myleograms with myleographic dyes, epidural steroid injections, and epidural anesthesia.

When the spine is punctured, oftentimes it creates a cascade of symptoms which results in a bundling or clumping of nerves at the base of the spinal cord. And when that happens, folks can get a rare condition – but a very painful condition – called adhesive arachnoiditis. Symptoms can range from burning of the feet to loss of bowel and bladder functions, sexual dysfunction, pain and cramping in the muscles; those type of symptoms after repeated spinal punctures should be looked at by your doctor to see if you have arachnoiditis.

In my law firm – and fortunately, for our clients – we’ve had several cases that deal with this chronic and severe condition. One of those cases resulted in a two-week jury trial and a $500,000 award for our client. Another one resulted in a settlement.

If you suffer from arachnoiditis that you feel was caused by spinal punctures or a different type of injury, then call us. We’re experienced with this condition. We’re at 615-425-2500 or rockylawfirm.com.