Specialist in Neck, Back & Sports Injuries

Do you suffer from a Syrinx?

What Is A Syrinx?! 

A syrinx is a fluid-filled cavity within the spinal cord (syringomyelia) or brain stem (syringobulbia).

A syrinx can also develop in patients who have a spinal cord tumor, scarring due to previous spinal trauma, or no known predisposing factors. About 30% of people with a spinal cord tumor eventually develop a syrinx.

Syrinx’s typically cause neck pain, headaches, weakness, atrophy, and often mild spasms or tingling sensations of the hands and arms; an ache in a cape-like distribution over the shoulders, arms, and back is characteristic also.

General diagnosis is though an MRI to distinguish the location and severity of the syrinx. Once this information is obtained, the fluid can either be extracted with a needle or operated on to cure.

If you have neck pain and any other symptoms listed, and believe you may have a syrinx, please call us at Rainham Physiotherapy Centre on 01634 377638 and we can get you booked in for an assessment on the matter!

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