Transverse Myelitis is a neurological disease causing inflammation and injury to the spinal cord. Symptoms of Transverse Myelitis include back pain, head and neck pain, pain or paralysis of the limbs and respiratory paralysis.
Though caused by a number of conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis, Devic’s Disease, viral infections of the respiratory tract and autoimmune disorders such as lupus, Transverse Myelitis can result from vaccinations for infectious diseases. The most common vaccines leading to Transverse Myelitis include the hepatitis B vaccine, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and the diphtheria-tetanus vaccine.
Diagnosing Transverse Myelitis can involve a number of tests, including an MRI, spinal tap and blood tests, along with documenting signs and symptoms and an in-depth review of your medical history. Treatment can include taking pain medication, steroids to reduce the inflammation in the spinal column, physical therapy and occupational therapy to help you regain strength and mobility or psychotherapy to help treat anxiety and depression associated with the disease.
If you have been diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis due to a vaccine, contact our office today to learn more about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. You could qualify for compensation to cover your medical expenses. Our vaccination injury attorneys will present your case at no cost you. Our fees are paid from a separate fund, not from your compensation.Contact us today and let review your case to determine if you are qualified for compensation. Call today at 901-762-0535.