The arachnoid is one of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the spinal cord. When this membrane becomes irritated and inflamed, the condition is called arachnoiditis. Dr. Roy Nini and Dr. Paul Lee provide non-invasive treatments for this condition at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles and Fullerton, CA.
The arachnoid membrane can become irritated by direct injury, dye chemicals used in some diagnostic therapies, bacterial or viral infections, compression of spinal nerves or complications from some spinal procedures. This can include direct punctures of the spinal membrane from errors in spinal surgeries or procedures.
There is no real consistency with symptoms of arachnoiditis, but most often, it presents with pain and other symptoms affecting the lower back and legs. Some other possible symptoms can include:
- 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 in the back or legs
- Muscle cramps, spasms and uncontrollable twitching
- Bladder, bowel and/or sexual dysfunction
Diagnosing arachnoiditis can be difficult and often requires CT and MRI imaging technology, as well as a test called an electromyogram (EMG).
Non-Invasive, Regenerative Treatment for Arachnoiditis
No real cure for arachnoiditis exists, and treatments focus on relieving the source of the pain or managing pain, physical therapy, exercise and psychotherapy. Dr. Nini and Dr. Lee prefer using regenerative medicine treatments to help your body naturally heal the condition causing arachnoiditis and thereby alleviating pain and symptoms.
Some of our preferred arachnoiditis treatments include biological treatments like stem cell therapy and PRP. Dr. Nini and Dr. Lee are two of the foremost pain management specialists in all of Los Angeles, and they can devise a custom treatment plan to help you live your best life without pain. Contact Full Range Spine & Ortho today, and schedule a consultation for arachnoiditis treatment.