What are the symptoms of transverse myelitis?

The symptoms of transverse myelitis can develop over several hours or days. Or, they may show up over a longer period of one to two weeks. Where in the body these symptoms occur depends on what part of the spinal cord is inflamed. Symptoms may include:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Weakness in the arms or legs
  • Abnormal feelings in the legs, such as burning, tingling or pricking
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Heightened sensitivity to touch