Spinal Arachnoiditis

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Spinal Arachnoiditis

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  • Rose1958
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    Dr. Corenman,
    I am wondering if you treat, or have treated patients with spinal arachnoiditis. I was diagnosed with this terrible disease in 2013. I have yet to find a provider that is familiar with this in Colorado. My primary care physician, whom I have only met a few times is baffled with my symptoms and is not familiar with this. I have had to ask for prednisone a couple of times to try to calm down the nerves, she is hesitant in doing this, and I am at a point that I need to get help before its too late.

    I look forward to hearing from you in hopes of getting my life back.
    Since I am new to this forum, I just saw some of your comments that you are indeed familiar with this. I will make an appointment for a consultation with you and bring my MRI (s) and more records that I have.

    Sincerely,

    Rosanne

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I do treat this condition but there is no cure. Treatment is supportive for flair-ups as they occur. Some patients have minimal symptoms but there are patients with severe symptoms. Treatment includes medications, spinal cord and nerve stimulators and occasional injections for flair-ups as they occur.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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