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I recently went to the neurologist for headaches and to have some syrinx looked at
07-01-2012, 05:53 PM
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I recently went to the neurologist for headaches and to have some syrinx looked at
I recently went to the neurologist for headaches and to have some syrinx looked at. When the syrinx were found over a year ago the neuro-seurgon idenified 8 syrinx. Since they were idenified we moved from NY to NC. The neurologist in NC says that the syrinx as of an MRI I had done in August look like they have grown. He sugested having a complete MRI from the head to all the bottom of my spine and consult a neuro- surgeon about having a shunt placed. What exactly is that and how does it work?
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07-01-2012, 05:57 PM
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RE: I recently went to the neurologist for headaches and to have some syrinx l
A syrinx is a cyst filled cavity that when it grows too large can impeed the nerves from sending and recieveing signals. The shunt acts like a straw to drain the fluid out of the cysts and relieve any pressure they were causing.

I will suggest that you find a doctor that specializes in chiari and syringomyelia.

For more info on syringomyelia please visit http://www.tcmherbaltherapy.com
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