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Adhesive Arachnoiditis

Overview

The arachnoid helps cushion the brain and the nerves of the spinal cord. In adhesive arachnoiditis, the arachnoid becomes inflamed, causing the spinal nerves to stick together. It is the most severe and progressive form of arachnoiditis and can lead to chronic pain in the back, legs, arms and feet. This painful neurological condition is relatively rare, but we offer revolutionary and innovative treatment options to help improve each patient’s quality of life. 

Symptoms:

The symptoms of arachnoiditis can vary depending on the patient and change over time as the condition progresses. In its early stages, patients with arachnoiditis may believe they have a minor muscle or joint injury. As the source of arachnoiditis pain is neurological, massage and similar approaches may have little effect on relieving pain. The most common symptoms include:

  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Unusual sensations in the extremities
  • Muscle weakness

Causes:

It is rare for arachnoiditis to be acquired genetically. There is usually a direct cause, which may include:

  • Injury during spinal surgery
  • Myelography, or when a dye is injected into the spinal column
  • Exposure to certain chemicals
  • Injections into the spine
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Infections of the spine
  • Trauma to the spine
  • Cancer in or around the spine

Treatment:

There are numerous treatment options for adhesive arachnoiditis. These include:

We understand that each patient’s pain is unique. Therefore, the treatment recommended to each patient will be personalized to fit their condition and lifestyle. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians offers advanced interventional and minimally-invasive techniques to help treat chronic, complex pain. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your concerns and what treatment options might be right for you!

Adhesive Arachnoiditis

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Office Locations

Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, LLC has multiple convenient locations to serve you. Get started by requesting an appointment at any of our offices located in Delaware and Pennsylvania areas near major hospitals and highways.

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Silverside Carr Corporate Center
405 Silverside Road, Suite 104, Wilmington, DE 19809
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Brandywine Town Center
3401 Brandywine Parkway, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19803
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-477-6955
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Sandhill Plaza
118 Sandhill Drive, Suite 203, Middletown, DE 19709
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-378-0941
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The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1200, Newark, DE 19713
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Pike Creek Sports Medicine and Professional Center
3105 Limestone Road, Suite 300, Wilmington, DE 19808
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-482-2212
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Halpern Medical Plaza
1197 Airport Road, Second Floor, Suite 5, Milford, DE 19963
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-503-3432
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Surgical Center Affiliations

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Specialist Surgery Center
1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19713
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Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery
774 Christiana Road, Ste 2, Bldg B, Newark, DE 19713
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Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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Wilmington Roxana Canon Arsht Surgicenter
625 W. 12th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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First State Surgery Center
1000 Twin C Lane, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19713
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Delaware Surgery Center
200 Banning Street, Suite 110, Dover , DE 19904
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