A disease in which a cyst or cavity develops within the spinal cord is known as syringomyelia. Before a cause is established, the term “syringomyelia” is frequently used in a generic sense.
A syrinx is a cyst that has the potential to lengthen and enlarge over time, killing the spinal cord. Loss of feeling, paralysis, weakness, and stiffness in the back, shoulders, and limbs are possible side effects of the damage.
Syringomyelia may also impair one’s capacity to detect temperature extremes, particularly in the hands. Additionally, it could cause a cape-like loss of pain and warmth sensation across both sides of the upper chest and arms. Each patient has their own unique set of symptoms. The severity and, perhaps more importantly, the location of the syrinx inside the spinal cord affect how these symptoms typically manifest.