Spinal Meningitis

Spinal meningitis is a disease that causes the swelling of the inner lining of the spinal cord and the brain.


The inflammation can result in the destruction of neurons or nerve cells. The contraction of this condition is identified as a medical emergency due to the following reasons: 1. the disease has a high mortality or death rate if left not treated, and 2. the manifestations are tremendously painful and can pilot to secondary deficiencies that may be severe. Spinal meningitis is distinguished by the swelling of membranes inside the spinal cord. The manifestations of spinal meningitis involve hyperthermia (over 100 degree Fahrenheit), dementia, nucchal rigidity, and severe headache.