Syringomyelia is the development of a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx) within spinal cord. Over time, the cyst can enlarge, damaging spinal cord and causing pain, weakness and stiffness, among other symptoms.


Signs and symptoms of syringomyelia, which might affect back, shoulders, arms or legs, can include:

  • Muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy)
  • Loss of reflexes
  • Loss of sensitivity to pain and temperature
  • Headaches
  • Stiffness in your back, shoulders, arms and legs
  • Pain in neck, arms and back
  • Spinal curvature (scoliosis)


It is unclear how and why syringomyelia happens. When it develops, cerebrospinal fluid ie. the fluid that surrounds, cushions and protects  brain and spinal cord,collects within the spinal cord itself, forming a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx).

Several conditions and diseases can lead to syringomyelia, including:

  • Chiari malformation, a condition in which brain tissue protrudes into your spinal canal
  • Meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord
  • Spinal cord tumor, which can interfere with the normal circulation of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Conditions present at birth, such as a tethered spinal cord, a condition caused when tissue attached to your spinal cord limits its movement
  • Spinal cord injury, which can cause symptoms months or years later


In some people, syringomyelia can progress and lead to serious complications. Others have no symptoms.

Possible complications as a syrinx enlarges or if it damages nerves within your spinal cord include:

  • An abnormal curve of your spine (scoliosis)
  • Chronic pain as a result of spinal cord damage to the spinal cord
  • Motor difficulties, such as weakness and stiffness in your leg muscles that can affect your walking
  • Paralysis


Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.  Syringomyelia  symptoms treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. Some important remedies are given below for Syringomyelia symptoms treatment : Sulphur, Gelsemium , Cimicifuga, Ruta, Zincum Met, Hypericum, Thuja, Silicea,

Natrum Mur, Belladonna, Bryonia, Mercurius, Lachesis, Ladum Pal, Kali Carb, Calcarea Carb