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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Arachnoiditis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Spinal arachnoiditis
  • Adhesive arachnoiditis
  • Chronic arachnoiditis
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Treatment

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How is arachnoiditis treated?

Arachnoiditis remains a difficult condition to treat, and long-term outcomes are unpredictable. Most treatments are focused on pain relief and the improvement of symptoms that impair daily function. A regimen of pain management, physiotherapy, exercise, and psychotherapy is often recommended. Surgical intervention is controversial since the outcomes are generally poor and provide only short-term relief. Clinical trials of steroid injections and electrical stimulation are needed to determine the efficacy of these treatments.[1]
Last updated: 9/18/2015

References
  1. NINDS Arachnoiditis Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). July 8, 2015; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/arachnoiditis/arachnoiditis.htm. Accessed 9/18/2015.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Arachnoiditis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Spinal arachnoiditis
  • Adhesive arachnoiditis
  • Chronic arachnoiditis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.