Arachnoiditis is an inflammatory process involving the arachnoid lining of the spinal cord. This is the middle cushioning layer that looks like a spider web. When this layer is inflamed the spinal cord and the nerve roots become irritated and dysfunctional. This inflammation can cause an almost unbearable pain of the extremities. The scarring that can follow can cause permanent neurological symptoms. .
Manage the pain aggressively, which means seeing an interventional anesthesiologist Adapt to whatever degree of physical handicap you have Keep as functional as you can Educate your caregivers Find support