How To Treat Arachnoiditis

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How To Treat Arachnoiditis
How To Treat Arachnoiditis

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Arachnoiditis is an inflammatory disease of the arachnoid (arachnoid) membrane with involvement of the pia mater in the pathological process. In addition, arachnoiditis can be a complication of other infectious diseases, develop with inflammation in the middle ear, maxillary and frontal sinuses, with various traumatic brain injuries. Depending on the localization of the focus, spinal, cerebral and cerebrospinal arachnoiditis are distinguished.

How to treat arachnoiditis
How to treat arachnoiditis


Step 1

Drug therapy for arachnoiditis is selected individually, taking into account the form of the disease and includes: surgical treatment; methods of reducing intracranial pressure; the method of introducing drugs into the carotid artery (intracarotid infusion); massage; herbal medicine and physiotherapy.

Step 2

Emergency surgical intervention will be required for arachnoiditis of the posterior fossa to eliminate occlusion and with progressive decrease in vision. Surgical treatment is also used for arachnoiditis of the convex surface of the brain and local spinal arachnoiditis.

Step 3

Treatment of arachnoiditis is carried out for a long time, in courses. In the acute period of the disease, antibacterial drugs are indicated: penicillin and semi-synthetic penicillins ("Ampicillin", "Amoxiclav", "Ampiox", "Oxacillin"). For the treatment of subacute and chronic arachnoiditis, additional dehydrating agents are prescribed ("Furosemide", "Diacarb" and others); absorbable ("Lidaza", aloe extract, vitreous body, "Plazmol"); fortifying and immunostimulating drugs (ATP, B vitamins) and symptomatic agents. In clinical practice, the orbital-occipital technique of iodine electrophoresis is used. When seizures occur, anticonvulsants are prescribed (Konvulex, Depakin).

Step 4

With the development of an adhesive process with the formation of a cystic process or adhesions, neurosurgical operations are performed to eliminate obstacles to the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid. The pneumoencephalography method is used not only for diagnostic, but also for therapeutic purposes. The injected air promotes the rupture of adhesions and thereby eliminates a number of symptoms such as headaches, myoclonus, and epileptic seizures.

Step 5

With diffuse arachnoiditis of the membranes of the brain, X-ray therapy is prescribed, with spinal arachnoiditis, physiotherapy procedures, hydrogen sulfide and radon baths, mud applications are indicated.

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