Hello everyone. I have been trying to research what appears to be a RARE occurance and so far am not having much luck gaining much insight into this "syrinx" problem I have now been diagnosed with. I am SOOO hoping someone here on the boards will have dealt with a syrinx and might share their journey with me.
I recently had an MRI series done on my thoracic spine which revealed a severe disk herniation with major deflection into the spinal cord at the T7-T8 level. Another disk bulge at T5-T6 with some mild deformity of the cord. But the frightening part (as if the above listed problems aren't ! ha ha!) I have a disk bulge at T11-T12 and a prominent central canal from T11 through L1 with a bulging area they are calling "early syrinx development." So far the online research I have been doing says this occurance is extremely rare, but doesn't detail what the diagnosis means or how it might be treated.
Anyone out here on the boards have some help/info to share with me? I am MOST grateful!