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Syrinx in my thoracic @T7,8 and T9,10
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Syrinx in my thoracic @T7,8 and T9,10

Hello. I have a 3 small syrinx's in my spine in my thoracic @ 7,8 and 9,10 and my Nero doctor diagnoised me with syringomyelia. In regards to someone asking if a small syrinx can cause a lot of pain and can make your symptoms be true to your small cyst and the answer is yes. My cysts are smaller them your and I live with alot of pain everyday. I am on meds and as soon as I was diagnoist with syringomyelia my doc put me and Gabapentin and Baclophen and the weird nerve symptoms went almost away but the pain is still here. I get cold spots on my legs. If I lift almost anything my legs feel like I ran up a flight of stairs. I have chest like pain and tightness. I have pain on my left heel and pain on my right foot right beneath my toes on the bottom of the my foot. I am also now on heart meds because my heart is racing all the time and the heart doc says its from where the syrinx is that it's affecting my heart. I do know that where the syrinx is it starts to shut down or effect things in that area. Also when I wake up from bed in the morning I can hardly get out of bed. My feet, back, hands, wrist etc hurt so bad.  That's my worst part of my day is getting up in the morning out of bed ;(. I would like to know if ANYONE else feels like this and I would love to hear your symptoms too. I feelmsomalone with this. I always see people with the syrinx in the neck(Chiari malformation) but not as many with it in your thoracic. :(


This discussion is related to Small Syrinx and Symptoms.
Tags: Thoracic t7, syringomyelia, Syringomyelia in my thoracic
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  Syringomyelia is a related condition to Chiari, Chiari is not a syrinx in the neck, it is part of the brain that herniated there, some with Chiari do also have a syrinx as the herniated tonsils cause a CSF  obstruction...a syrinx then forms...a cervical syrinx is more common, but to those that had an injury to that area, those with Chiari can have a syrinx ne where in the spine and do, they r located in the lumbar and thoracic spine.

My question to u is what caused ur syrinx to form, are u sure u do not have Chiari as well?

I invite u to join the Chiari forum as we have many with syringomyelia too,.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Chiari-Malformation/show/257?controller=forums&action=show&id=257&camp=msc
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omg it is like reading about me i suffer with all what you said and  other issues like bladder control. every day i am in pain. i cant hold on to a cup without hurting my wrists, i drop everything.to look at you would think nothing was wrong with me but i find everyday hard. mine is fromt7 to t9 levels.be good to talk to someone who understands. diane
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i recently had an mri done of my thorasic and found t6-t7 ruptured and t3-t4 t4-t5 t7-t8 t-8-t9 bulging .i recieved an epidural injection 4 weeks ago with no improvement . in said mri they found a syrinx located in my neck and ordered a cervical mri which showed a 4-6 mm in diameter by almost 5 inches long . i am on medicaid and am scheduled for another appointment monday but was called today and told that my medicaid was cancelled. i worked construction and maintenance for 20 years and havent been able to work for the last year and a half. i have headaches that feel like my head is going to explode and constant pain from my neck to my feet. what am i supposed to do . if this is chronic and most likely wont get better what is the point. ive been prescribed tramodol for pain and am having to take 800 mg a day and it barely touches it and i would take more if i could stomach it. right now i am in a pain filled limbo.
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