WHAT IS SPINAL CSF LEAK?
The brain and the spinal cord is surrounded by a fluid called the Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that protects the brain and the spinal cord from any damage or injury and also serves as a channel for delivering the nutrients and removing the waste for the brain. This fluid is developed continuously and is absorbed by the bloodstream. CSF spill happens when CSF escapes through a little tear or gap in the farthest layer of connective tissue (called the dura mater) that encompasses the mind and spinal string and holds in the CSF. The opening enables the CSF to spill out.
This is a very rare disease and is found mostly in people in their 30s and 40s. CSF can affect anyone but the most likely ones are women, people with obesity and high blood pressure and people with certain connectivity tissue disorder.
WHAT ARE THE PROMINENT CAUSES OF SPINAL CSF LEAK
Since it is an extremely rare disease that affects 5 out of 1,00,000 people the main causes are yet to be identified. However, a scientist has described some possible causes which are:
- Spine injury
- Head trauma
- Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
- Past spinal or head surgery
- Epidural injection
- Defect in the skull
- Abnormal buildup of the CSF in the brain
- Untreated intracranial hypertension (raised weight in the mind liquid)
- Untreated connective tissue infections
- Bone spikes along the spine
WHEN TO CONSULT A DOCTOR?
The symptoms of spinal CSF leak are often misunderstood as migraine or other head disorders. But it is important to identify the symptoms of CSF leak and avail an early treatment. Symptoms are as follows:
- Headache, that appears suddenly or gradually and turns worse when sitting or standing
- Change in vision
- Hearing changes like ringing in ears
- Light sensitivity
- Sound Sensitivity
- Difficulty in maintaining the balance
- Stiffness and pain in the neck
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain between the shoulder blades
- Arm pain
Spinal CSF leak Treatment
Spinal CSF leak is a critical disorder and requires a treatment that can cure this disease completely. Present treatments, unfortunately, haven’t proven to be effective and provide only temporary relief to the patients. Patients also go for various repetitive treatments to minimize the symptoms but none has provided any long-lasting results.
The -based therapy, on the other hand, has delivered a promising result by providing great relief from the immense pain. It’s a natural healing process that is used to treat the Spinal CSF. For patients with a CSF release, the recently infused s improve the blood flow and empower the normal mending procedure to make a fibrin fix that will obstruct the hole. This encouraged normal procedures and offered patients an enduring, painless outcome.
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