Transverse Myelitis Linked to Vaccine Inoculations
Free Vaccine-Induced TM Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered from Transverse Myelitis after receiving a flu shot or other vaccine, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Transverse Myelitis: An Overview
Transverse myelitis (TM) is an extremely serious disease of the central nervous system caused by the inflammation of gray and white matter of the spinal cord. Attacks of this type of inflammation can damage myelin and the fatty insulating substance that covers nerve cell fibers. This damage disturbs the communications between the nerves of the spinal cord and the rest of the body, thus greatly affecting motor function.
What causes it?
To date, the medical community is still largely uncertain of what exactly causes Transverse Myelitis. The inflammation that causes such extensive damage to nerve fibers of the spinal cord is typically accompanied by the presence of viral infections, abnormal immune reactions, or insufficient blood flow through the vessels located in the spinal cord. Additionally, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests TM may also occur as a complication from certain vaccines.
Can TM be treated?
As with many disorders of the spinal cord, no effective cure currently exists for those suffering from Transverse Myelitis. Treatments depend on the severity of the condition, and are typically designed to manage and alleviate symptoms. Physicians often prescribe corticosteroid therapy, general anesthesia for the pain, and lots of bed rest.
Transverse Myelitis Sufferer? Get the Facts.
If you’ve suffered from TM and need more detailed information, please click here to get the facts from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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