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What is Arachnoiditis?
There are two forms of Arachnoiditis, Adhesive Arachnoiditis and Arachnoiditis. THOUSANDS of Australians are living in chronic pain after their spines were injected with a dye (Pantopaque / Myodil) in an X-ray procedure that was used for 42 years. The dye enabled doctors to see the spine more clearly in a type of X-ray called a Myelogram and was used between 1945 and 1988. Victims of the dye's effects can suffer burning back pain, shooting pains in limbs, deep muscle pains in back and limbs, spasms and twitches, burning feet, Joint pains, numbness and tingling sensations, seizures and paralysis, visual impairment and feelings that insects are crawling on their skin. Known as Adhesive Arachnoiditis, the disease is caused by the inflammation and fusion of the nerves and membranes of the spinal cord. The condition can take up to 20 years to develop. Unfortunately most Adhesive Arachnoiditis and Arachnoiditis is Medically Acquired.
AASQA calls for a Royal Commission into the use and abuse of Myodil / Pantopaque oil based, water based Metrizamide, Dimer-x, Omnipaque, Amipaque dyes; still in use today. With 80 + Plus side effects that can cause death and life long pain with no known cure. Adhesive Arachnoiditis can come from Oil based dyes that remain in the central nervous system as a thin film or encapsulated mostly in the lumbosacral region or the base of the skull. Chemical Contents: Iodine, Benzene, Hydrochloric Acid, Sulphuric Acid & Sodium Permanganate (This Chemical Cocktail can melt Rubber).
The Myelographic Dyes can take up to 20 years to show some of the following side effects: Syringomyelia, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancers of the Liver, Bowel / Kidney problems, Epilepsy, Meningitis, Immune system breakdown, Blindness, unexplained heart attack, slow healing wounds, Tinnitus, Joint pain, a purple rash that appears and disappears, burning feet, muscle spasms, twitching & cramps.