Symptoms of Syringomyelia

In this article, we will discuss about the Symptoms of Syringomyelia. So, let’s gets started.

Symptoms

Symptoms of the spinal cord and corresponding nerve damage depend upon the location, size, and extent of the Syrinx (fluid-filled cyst) and is usually exacerbates when the syrinx puts pressure on the spinal cord. The symptoms develop slowly overtime and action such as coughing or straining triggers/increases the symptoms. Following are the symptoms of Syringomyelia:

Pain

Progressive weakness of the upper and lower extremities

Stiffness or tightness in the back (thoracic/lumbar), shoulders, cervical, arms or legs

Impaired sensation to pain, temperature (hot/cold) in the hands

Facial pain and numbness and/or headache

Numbness or tingling sensation on upper or lower extremities

Impaired balance along with gait (walking) abnormalities

Urinary or rectal incontinence

Sexual dysfunction

The curvature of the spine or Scoliosis (present as classical or only sign in children)

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