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Arachnoiditis describes a pain disorder caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the spinal cord.
Symptoms of arachnoiditis include numbness, tingling, and a characteristic stinging and burning pain in the lower back or legs.
There is no cure for arachnoiditis. Most treatments focus on relieving pain and improving symptoms that impair daily activities through a program of pain management, physiotherapy, exercise, and psychotherapy.
Prognosis: arachnoiditis appears to be a disorder that causes chronic pain and neurological deficits and does not improve significantly with treatment.
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