health care  
 
All about syringomyelia causes of syringomyelia symptoms of syringomyelia diagnosis of syringomyelia syringomyelia treatment

How is syringomyelia diagnosed?

Neurologic examination may show loss of sensation or movement caused by compression of the spinal cord. A spinal CT with myelogram or an MRI of the spine confirms syringomyelia and determines the exact location and extent. Often, an MRI of the head will be done to look for associated conditions including hydrocephalus (water on the brain). There are other diagnosis tests. One of these is called electromyography (EMG), which measures muscle weakness. The doctor may also wish to test cerebrospinal fluid pressure levels and to analyze the cerebrospinal fluid by performing a lumbar puncture. In addition, computed tomography (CT) scans of a patient's head may reveal the presence of tumors and other abnormalities such as hydrocephalus.

More information on syringomyelia

What is syringomyelia? - Syringomyelia is a neurological disorder characterized by a fluid-filled cavity (syrinx) within the spinal cord.
What causes syringomyelia? - Syringomyelia is caused by a formation of a fluid-filled cavity within the spinal cord. Spinal cord trauma may manifest years later as syringomyelia.
What're the symptoms of syringomyelia? - Physical examination may reveal nystagmus (involuntary eye movements). Other symptoms include tinnitus, hearing loss or vocal cord paralysis.
How is syringomyelia diagnosed? - Neurologic examination may show loss of sensation or movement caused by compression of the spinal cord.
What's the treatment for syringomyelia? - The goals of treatment for syringomyelia are to stop progression of spinal cord damage and to maximize functioning.
Neurological disorders Mainpage

Topics in neurological disorders

Autoimmune nervous system diseases
Autonomic nervous system diseases
Degenerative nervous system diseases
Central nervous system diseases
Brain diseases
Cranial nerve disorders
Headaches
Dementia
Language disorders
Perceptual disorders
Motor neuron diseases
Neurologic manifestations
Movement disorders
Peripheral nerve disorders
Sleep disorders
Spinal cord diseases
 

Featured neurological articles

Multiple sclerosis
Cerebral palsy
Migraine headache
Cluster headache
Alzheimer's disease
Stuttering
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Parkinson's disease
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy
Lower back pain
Snoring
Sleep apnea
Brain tumor
Brain cancer
Spinal cord tumors

Nutrition for neurological disorders


MindSoothe for emotional health
MindSoothe, a natural herbal remedy, contains a selection of herbs known for their calming and supportive function in maintaining brain and nervous system health, emotional balance and overall wellbeing.

Neuro Natural Memory
Specifically formulated to help support brain health, Neuro-Natural Memory may help improve memory, concentration levels and reduce the potential for brain and memory function problems.

Triple Complex Sleep Tonic
Sleep Tonic helps the body relax and produce all the hormones essential for healthy sleep; safe for everyone, including pregnant and nursing women, children, and small babies.


All information is intended for reference only. Please consult your physician for accurate medical advices and treatment. Copyright 2005, health-cares.net, all rights reserved. Last update: July 18, 2005