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Are there drugs to treat syringomyelia?
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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In brief: No
Usually surgical.
In rare cases, a syrinx may resolve on its own without treatment. If syringomyelia is causing signs and symptoms that interfere with your daily life, or if signs and symptoms rapidly worsen, surgery is usually recommended.

In brief: No
Usually surgical.
In rare cases, a syrinx may resolve on its own without treatment. If syringomyelia is causing signs and symptoms that interfere with your daily life, or if signs and symptoms rapidly worsen, surgery is usually recommended.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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