Syringomyelia is an expansion of the spinal canal due to a disruption of flow of cerebrospinal fluid. There are several causes including: spinal cord injury, tumor, spontaneous, or congenital.
Syringomyelia requires special knowledge to understand the symptoms you are experiencing and when you may require additional medical attention. Your STN therapist has committed to the treatment of this condition through their advanced knowledge of the disease and previous experience in treating people who have this condition. Therapy for the treatment of syringomyelia does not address the actual cyst in the spinal cord but rather the symptoms of pain and dysfunction that are caused by the disease.
To find therapists with expertise in the treatment of syringomyelia go to the Therapist Search page and follow the instructions to search for an STN member in your local area.