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 Ann Conroy Syringomyelia Trust
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.