Syringomyelia information and facts
Syringomyelia is a rare disorder that involves a cyst forming within the spinal cord. Damage in this area may result in pain and weakness as well as profound stiffness in the back, shoulders, arms or legs. Other syringomyelia symptoms may include headaches, not able to sense hot or cold, especially in the hands. Syringomyelia (SM) may also cause sweating as well as affecting sexual, bladder and bowel functions.
Treatment to reduce the pain caused by syringomyelia may help with the use of medication and surgery may be recommended to help reduce the pressure on the spinal cord depending on the cause of the syringomyelia. The sites listed in this section of ABLEize offer official and unofficial syringomyelia information, advice and facts plus diagnosis and details of specific treatments.
The personal blog of a syringomyelia sufferer explaining what it is like to live with the condition along with extensive readers comments.
Personal site of Aurora Erickson sharing her experiences with having Syringomyelia, her treatment and and past difficulties. Makes a good read.
Dr. Shikha Goel Bansal offers an informative in-sight to syringomyelia explaining the diagnosis process, symptoms and causes as well as highlighting her approach to the treatment of the condition.
A dedicate syringomyelia site from a female that lives and understands the condition offering informative posts and a large selection of useful resources.
A Patient UK site providing facts and information about Syringomyelia and Syringobulbia.
UK organisation providing educational material about Syringomyelia. It funds vital research work and provides a national helpline and support network. Includes a ‘what is Syringomyelia’ section, news, publication and personal stories.