A 52-year-old member asked:
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can deep brain stimulation fix my syringomyelia?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No: There is no connection between the two.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Nader Pouratian
17 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Syringomyelia is due to a problem either at the base of the skull or in the spine itself. Deep brain stimulation cannot address these issues.
Answered on Sep 25, 2011
Dr. Jerome Lisk
22 years experience Neurology
DBS & Syrinx: No. DBS can not treat Syringomyelia (Syrinx). A Syrinx is a structural defect in the spinal cord. DBS treats disorders such as Parkinson disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia that deal with neurotransmitter deficits and incorrect signaling of neurons.
Answered on May 18, 2017

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