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What can I do besides have surgery to fix syringomyelia?

What can I do besides have surgery to fix syringomyelia?

Is it symptomatic?: If is is symptomatic surgery is the best option. If not, observation is your best bet. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Falci
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Syringomyelia (Definition)

Syringomyelia is the development of a fluid-filled cavity or syrinx within the spinal cord, which may be related to blockage of the Cerebrospinal Fluid ...Read more


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What is surgery for syringomyelia like?

What is surgery for syringomyelia like?

Fix the cause: Usually the surgery is meant to address the cause of the syringomyelia which is an expression or the result of another abnormality. That could be a structural problem with the brain or spinal cord, a compression or a tumor. In general the idea is to then wait and see if the syrinx goes away, only in select cases surgery for the syrinx itself is recommended ...Read more

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What to do if I have surgery for syringomyelia?

What to do if I have surgery for syringomyelia?

Response: Hope it turns out well. If you are unsure, get a second neurosurgical opinion. There are some surgeons who have loads of experience in this area, so, you might prefer a respected, skillful practitioner, who has performed many such procedures. ...Read more

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Will you die from syringomyelia? Is it possible that even though i'm experiences symptoms due to syringomyelia but drs won't do surgery due to risks?

Will you die from syringomyelia? Is it possible that even though i'm experiences symptoms due to syringomyelia but drs won't do surgery due to risks?

No it will not: Syringomyelia usually arises from a congenital abnormality or can be brought on by trauma. It's an abnormal expansion of the canal in the center of your spinal cord and will not kill you. It's most commonly treated symptomatically and surgery is usually not required unless secondary complications occur. Well wishes. ...Read more

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I'm a quadriplegic with 6 months to live, and I just found out I have syringomyelia. Is it worth having surgery?

Generally not: Please see your md with the specifics for a better answer. An exam and detailed history is very important in your case. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to treat the neuropathic pain i've developed after my syringomyelia surgery?

Is there anything I can do to treat the neuropathic pain i've developed after my syringomyelia surgery?

Maybe: Sorry to hear this. These things may take some time: r lipoic acid 100 mg 2x/ day, b vitamins (be careful not to take too much b6). Good nutrition is key; probiotics can help nutrient absorption try acupuncture (may need to try several practitioners) and find someone with a therapy called frequency specific microcurrent. My clinical experience with these indicate they work for some people. ...Read more

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I have syringomyelia and had a c6 t1 laminectomey with a syringo subarachnid shunt placed in April or 2014 and ever since I woke up from the surgery my right leg has been numb/tingling and my second toe from the base to the tip hurts real bad when walking

I have syringomyelia and had a c6 t1 laminectomey with a syringo subarachnid shunt placed in April or 2014 and ever since I woke up from the surgery my right leg has been numb/tingling and my second toe from the base to the tip hurts real bad when walking

POSTOP: Likely POSTOP issues, your surgery was quite complex and at 18mths POSTOP , this is likely a residual deficit from the procedure . Follow up with the surgeon and your internist for further evaluation ...Read more

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Should I be tested for syringomyelia?

Why?: You have not provided a single shred of medical information. How can you expect an answer to your question?. ...Read more

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Are there drugs to treat syringomyelia?

Not really: The standard of care for managing syringomyelia is to decrease pressure effects that could cause the syrinx (spinal cord cyst) to expand. Avoid valsalva (bearing down, holding your breath) and control high blood pressure-- you may take stool softeners or medications for high blood pressure, but ultimately the syrinx may require decompression with a shunt procedure. ...Read more

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