I am no expert, but I have done some poking around to find more about a connection between Lyme and MS.
We live in a very "high" Lyme area so I have often wondered if my husband's MS could in fact be late stage Lyme.
And yes, Lyme can produce lesions on the spine.
Here's a collection of web sites and research that raises some interesting questions.
http://www.geocities.com/gallisto1/Rapo ... sta_7.html
This is a summary of a Lyme conference with some very influential Lyme researchers presenting their views. Note at the end of article that Steve Phillips (head of the ILADS) calls for widescale use of antibiotics in MS.
This is the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society website
This is a site with interesting links to MS/Lyme research
My husband has recently started abx and has been having some interesting reactions!! The Wheldon Protocol is also cutting edge treatment for Lyme.
Sorry, everyone for the thread drift here--I just wanted to respond to some of Cindy's questions.