Name Transverse Myelitis (TM)
Related to/Also known as  
Symptoms Transverse Myelitis is a rare neurological disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal cord across one level of the cord. The main symptoms of the disease are reduced muscle strength and altered sensation below the affected area.
Useful national contacts Transverse Myelitis Society
Link opens in new window www.myelitis.org.uk
Find your nearest support group:
Link opens in new window http://supportgroups.myelitis.org.uk/

Brain and Spine Foundation
Link opens in new window www.brainandspine.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 808 1000

News and events  
Online resources Rare Disease UK (RDUK) is the national alliance for people in the UK with rare diseases
Link opens in new window www.raredisease.org.uk

RareShare is a unique social forum, building communities for patients, families, and healthcare professionals affected by rare disorders.
Link opens in new window www.rareshare.org

Transverse  Myelitis Association (U.S.)
Link opens in new window www.myelitis.org

Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

This includes the Brain & Spine Foundation's booklet "Transverse Myelitis".