Friday, July 30, 2021

Tag: Syringomyelia

Maryville woman seeks awareness for Syringomyelia

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...

Living with a spinal cord injury for 50 years and counting!

I am a 50 year SCI 'spinal cord injury' survivor. I wrote this hoping it might encourage someone or help them get diagnosed. Life is...

Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia is an uncommon but disabling complication of SCI. Although more than half of all people with SCI develop a cyst in the spinal...

Spinal Cord Injuries Create Long Term Health Issues

Major accidents usually result in severe injuries sustained by one or more persons. Among these injuries, however, injuries to the spine is the worst...

Woman adjusts to receiving help

Sometimes a helper needs help. For more than two decades, this woman worked as a registered nurse. She made a career of caring for others, even...

Spasticity – aging with a spinal cord injury

Thirty and forty years ago, no one “in the know” believed that aging with a spinal cord injury would be something we’d care about....

If the scar forms around the outside (from a bruise), why do the nerves...

Adhesion of the spinal cord to the surrounding dura and tethering of the cord has several potential deleterious effects on the spinal cord. First,...

Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

This InfoSheet is based in large part on "Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury: Clinical Features, Prevalence, and Taxonomy"* by Philip J. Siddal, Robert P....

Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia

The Norman and Sadie Lee Research Centre, Division of Neurobiology, National Institute for Medical Research, Medical Research Council, London NW7 1AA, United Kingdom Precisely localized...

Misc Spinal Cord Injury Health Issues

Bladder Dysfunction The bladder muscle, "detruser" and external sphincter are similarly affected. Early drainage occurs with indwelling ("foley") Catheter. When urine volumes are equal to...