I'm struggling to find out whether the intense painful itches and feeling of nerve-jangling in my upper back, neck, ears and face is arachnoiditis or another form of nerve damage from my existing DDD, osteo in spine and neuropathy. I've had an MRI that was suggestive, but my GP is pretty useless only wanting to refer me to surgeon to have bone /osteophytes lasered off. Understandably I'm reluctant to have any surgical interference as I understand this can greatly aggravate Arachnoid. I've now got a physio appt. to try to loosen up neck that has almost set stiff (from original problems) but am a little concerned that even this may have knock-on effects , especially as this arachnoid thing seems to be outside most people's knowledge.
As usual, I need to find ways to help myself, so if anyone can confirm these awful symptoms by their own experiences I would be grateful, and also suggestions / advice gratefully received.
I thought my disabilities couldn't get much worse - fool that I be