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I have a syrinx in my spinal cord that causes a lot of back pain. Is it safe to have nerve block injections?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ?location of syrinx

Depends upon location and extent of syrinx.
?Possibility of test injection with local anesthetic e.g. Marcaine. Discuss with neurosugeon.

In brief: ?location of syrinx

Depends upon location and extent of syrinx.
?Possibility of test injection with local anesthetic e.g. Marcaine. Discuss with neurosugeon.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Not likely

If the syriinx is truly the cause of your pain you should be seeing a neurologist to workup the cause of the syrinx to see if the cause is identifiable and correctable.
Otherwise, an evaluation by a neurosurgeon should be obtained to see if the syrinx can be treated directly.

In brief: Not likely

If the syriinx is truly the cause of your pain you should be seeing a neurologist to workup the cause of the syrinx to see if the cause is identifiable and correctable.
Otherwise, an evaluation by a neurosurgeon should be obtained to see if the syrinx can be treated directly.
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