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I was told today I have a syrinx in my neck
07-01-2012, 05:37 PM
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I was told today I have a syrinx in my neck
I was told today I have a syrinx in my neck. The nurse told me I have syringomyelia, and I need to see the doctor next week. what is this? and does it go away? I am in a lot of pain. Is there medicine for this?
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07-01-2012, 05:41 PM
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RE: I was told today I have a syrinx in my neck
Syringomyelia is a cavitating disorder of the central spinal cord and is usually located in the lower cervical and upper thoracic segments. A bilateral, frequently asymmetrical, segmental sensory loss of pain and temperature sensations is a common finding. Chronic pain in the impaired segments is an important complaint in approximately one-third of patients. Initially, only the pain and temperature fibers are damaged when they cross the midline, but as the syrinx size increases, the dorsal columns are also affected. Anterior expansion produces segmental areflexia, muscle weakness, and atrophy. The intrinsic muscles of the hand are often affected.

Did you have any trauma related to your upper spine?
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