Syringomyelia (SM) Sear-IN-go-my-EEL-ya: also known as SM, is a Syrinx (also known as a tubular filled cyst) that forms inside of the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, can expand and elongate over time, destroying the center of the spinal cord.
Chiari Malformation (CM) Key-Ar-ee-mal-for-MAY-shun: When the “tonsils” of the brain stem fall below the base of the skull, it cuts off or blocks the flow of Cerebral Spinal Fluid that runs between the brain and the spinal cord.
Rare Disease: There are over 7000 known rare diseases/disorders. 1 in 12 Canadians will be affected by a rare disease. Rare in the USA, when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. In Europe when a disease affects fewer than 1 in 2000 person, the disease is defined as rare.
Chronic Disease: A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more, by the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear.
Carion Fenn Foundation is a registered charity established to promote health by providing support services and resources for chronic disease management, while educating the public and those suffering with Syringomyelia and Chiari malformation about rare diseases.
My E-Petition to the #GovernmentofCanada to recognize Rare Disease Day Federally will be presented 3pm eastern today by MP @MPCelina. I stand with our #raredisease community & I hope our will government will too.…Continue
I found out I have a massive disc bulge at l5. I still think my thoracic syrinx has the bulk of the symptons in my legs but the doctors have expedited me to see a neurosurgeon this week and maybe surgery to remove the stenosis so I can walk…Continue
G'day Everyone, I am concerned at the lack of discussion on this site and wonder why discussion has drop off. I have found this site the best for it. I have tried the facebook sites etc but find they do not have the same…Continue
G'day All, A brief on my current condition, Tumor T9 to T11 with syrinx elongated whole spine to top of neck,I have lost properception in left leg,I walk aided either crutches or wheelie walker. I have had a good run with pain only…Continue
I am thinking of going to see an osteopath. I would sincerely appreciate your personal experience if you have sm and have seen an osteopath. Can seeing an osteopath harm us?Just do not know what to do anymore.....Waiting anxiously!MaryContinue
Calling all Canadians and Residents of Canada to Action! Rare Disease Day is NOT recognized in Canada Federally by the Government of Canada, although we celebrate this special day each year with our international friends. Mayors in Cities and Towns…Continue
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