If you’ve never heard of syringomyelia, you aren’t alone, but a Maryville woman suffering from the spinal cord disorder hopes to change that as she continues on an awareness campaign.
Lisa Campbell has suffered from syringomyelia (SM) since a car wreck in 2006. It’s a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord. The cyst, called a syrinx, expands and elongates over time. As the tumor widens, it compresses and injures nerve fibers that carry information from the brain to the extremities.