Had an MRI taken in St. Paul in Sept. The report concludes that I have focal nerve root clumping at the L-4 level consistent with focal adhesive arachnoiditis. No other problems indicated other than mild disc degeneration. Can adhesive arachnoiditis at this level be the cause of my loss of bladder control and loss of sensation sexually? Aside from the severe pain and my skin hurting to the touch, what are some of the nerves that are effected at L-4? The reason I ask, is I do not want to blame something that I can get help with on the arachnoiditis when I could fix it.
I was told by my physician that focal adhesive arachnoiditis is common, and that I shouldn't worry about it. I was told by another physician that it is serious. I am reduced to walking with a cane now, after having no previous back problems, and the pain is unbearable. Thank you in advance, I am having a very hard time getting treatment for this, for some reason.