Syrinx or Prominent Central Canal - Help
Four years ago I started experiencing back pain, numbness down my left side, pins and needles, spasms in my fingers, twitching in my eye. After several visits to the NHS doctors they said there was nothing wrong with me.
I went private back in Jan-11 and after some MRIs and an EMG I was told I had a syrinx in the T9 region. Over the past 4 months I have also been experiencing neck ache, difficulty breathing after eating, headaches.
I went back for a follow up check on the NHS in Jul-11- as I cannot afford to go private in the long term. After another MRI I was dismissed by the team stating there is no syrinx I have a 'prominent central canal' and not a syrinx. -Can this have the same symptoms?
The pain is getting worse, my quality of life has changed so much, I used to go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week and also walk 10-15 miles. Now I can barely walk up 4 flighs of stairs. It scares me when I cannot breath and do not want to eat large meals anymore.
Has anyone had a similar experience ?
Are there any syrinx specialists in the London area that could advise?