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