Syringomyelia Treatment in Kerla, India

Syringomyelia is an inflammatory condition that causes fluid filled cysts (syrinx) inside the spinal cord. It affects people of all ages,but it is most common in people of 20-40 years of age. Prevalence is more common in men than women. Syringomyelia mostly develops gradually over time.

Symptoms vary mostly depending on location and size of the cyst. If it increases in size, growing longer and wider, the nerves in the center of the spinal cord get damaged. This causes chronic pain, and it is difficult to treat.

The cyst may sometimes damage the nerve that controls the eye and facial muscles, resulting in Horner Syndrome, which is characterized by drooping eyelids, narrowing of the opening of eyelids, reduction in the pupil size, and decreased sweating in the affected side of the face.

Our aim is to help the patients with Syringomyelia to lead a normal life without being a burden to the society. Knowing all the limitations we help in restoring the functions of the body with all our facilities.

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Our rehabilitation teams

Our doctors work with healthcare professionals to evaluate the impact of injury on your function and develop a recovery plan that is personalised for you. Our rehabilitation teams include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech/language therapists, Acupuncturist, Ayurveda & Naturopathy doctors . We offer care for as long as you need it and advise you of techniques to recover faster.

Our hospital brings together specially trained medical staff, advanced monitoring techniques, and specialized Physiotherapy and Ayurvedic treatments focused on improving the outcomes of patients with Syringomyelia.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Syringomyelia

Ayurvedic drugs and panchakarma treatments are used for the enhancement of the spinal cord function.
We use the effective ayurvedic indigenous methods of rehabilitation.

Panchakarma treatment

  • Snehana (abhyanga)
  • Svedana reduces the spastic nature of the disease and to restore movements
  • Vasthi which includes mainly mathra vasthi, anuvasana vasthi, asthapana vasthi improves nerve function.
  • Dhara  (shiro dhara, kashaya dhara etc) which helps in stimulating nerves.
  • Nasyam

Ayurveda Medicine for Syringomyelia

To pacify vitiated doshas, along with the panchakarma, oral medications used includes:

  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Dashamoola 
  • Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Triphala
  • Guggulu preparations

The drugs used have the capabilities to address spinal cord injuries. Ashwagandha and guduchi have rasayana and balya properties while guggulu preparations help in tendon and ligament, bone and bone marrow, neurological and rheumatological disorders.

Physiotherapy treatment for Syringomyelia

Treatment plans differ depending on the location and impact caused.We aim to cease the spinal cord damage from getting worse.

Treatment plans focus on increasing muscle strength especially upper limb and para vertebral muscles using a training scheme individualized to patient tolerance.

For maintaining ROM using stretching and mobilization of the neck and upper limb. Neck stability training to improve neck stability. Sitting and Standing balance can be achieved with proper strength and balance training. For these patients, a proper follow-up is highly essential. They should try to maintain a decently active lifestyle if they do not deteriorate.

Frequently Asked Questions !

In advanced cases there is no cure for Cerebral atrophy, but the associated disabilities can be managed by Ayurveda treatments, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Our ultimate goal in such cases will be to prevent progress of the condition.

CT and MRI are done mainly to diagnose the condition, but MRI is more precise and sensitive in detecting even the mild focal lesions and the atrophic changes in the nuclei.

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