Although I have always kept my blog focused on books, and that will always be the case as someone who is living with the most severe level of this disease I wanted to share my story on how something that was meant to help me, instead sentenced me to a life on fire. I started having back pain when I was 15, and as I got older the pain became worse.  When I was 21 my pain management doctor at the time set up a series of epidural injections that was supposed to help with the pain.  This was only … Continue reading ADHESIVE ARACHNOIDITIS ~ This Is My Story

July is Arachnoiditis Awareness Month

**Note: I will be making a post soon to share my Adhesive Arachnoiditis story** What is Arachnoiditis? Arachnoiditis is a pain disorder caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the spinal cord. Severe stinging, a “burning” pain, and neurological problems characterize the condition. Inflammation (swelling) of the arachnoid can lead to the formation of scar tissue and can cause the spinal nerves to stick together and malfunction (not work properly). Causes: The arachnoid can become inflamed because of irritation for one of the following reasons: Syman injury during spinal … Continue reading July is Arachnoiditis Awareness Month