Possible Syringomyelia?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tgeewiz, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. tgeewiz

    tgeewiz Member

    Hello all. I am new to this site. Had CFIS/FM for several years and haven't been able to work since Jan. '05.

    I've been to many doctors including Mayo & FFC but gotten nowhere.

    Since I am having trouble walking and my legs are stiff, my pcp order an MRI of my lumbar spine yesterday. Here are the results:

    L5-S1: The disc signal intensity is slightly decreased with preservation of the disc height and the presence of 3-mm central posterior protrusion abutting upon the thecal sac. No significant HNP, spinal stenosis or foraminal encroachment. (Everything else looked normal)

    I was able to obtain this report from the MRI place. But, my dr. is already gone for the day.

    Does anyone know what this means? Possibly Syringomyelia?
  2. Inishfree

    Inishfree New Member

    you might want to google or go to WEB MD.

    Good Luck!
  3. Inishfree

    Inishfree New Member

    Under Google it looks like a possible cyst on a disk.....that must beyond painful.
  4. tgeewiz

    tgeewiz Member


    I think that it is possibly a cyst on my spine.

    It is painful, but the main problem is that I am too tired/stiff to do much. I should hear from the dr. on Monday.

    Thanks again for the info.
  5. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    Was possible syringomyelia stated on the report?

    The protrusion could be a disc bulge (which can be very painful). I would not jump the gun until you speak with you doctor.

    Best of luck to you,

    Karen
    [This Message was Edited on 02/17/2006]
  6. kjfms

    kjfms Member