herniated disk and associated syrinx
My fiancee just found out that she has a herniated disk in addition to a syrinx in the cervical spine. It's not too big right now, but we're both very concerned about the future. The neurologist talked with us about the general ways of treatment, but it all sounds very scary. Does anyone have any experience with this problem? We would consider surgery to drain the syrinx and of course fix the disk, but the doctor talked about inserting shunts to drain the syrinx. How successful or unsuccessful is that? Please help.