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Syringomyelia Awareness Month

Join us in raising awareness and finding a cure for Syringomyelia this month. Let's make a difference for those living with this condition.
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May 1 marks the start of Syringomyelia Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and support for those affected by this rare neurological condition. Syringomyelia is a disorder in which fluid-filled cysts form in the spinal cord, causing a range of symptoms such as pain, weakness, and numbness. This month is dedicated to educating people about the condition and supporting ongoing research efforts towards finding a cure. So let's come together and show our support for those living with syringomyelia – every effort counts in making a difference!

History of Syringomyelia Awareness Month

Syringomyelia Awareness Month Dates

Syringomyelia Awareness Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1824</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Syringomyelia Diagnosis</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 1824, an English physician, Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard, makes the first recorded diagnosis of Syringomyelia.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1863</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Disorder Is Named</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term "Syringomyelia" was derived and first used by a German neurologist, Moritz Romberg in 1863.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1914</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Surgical Intervention</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first surgical intervention for Syringomyelia is performed by Dr. Charles Elsberg in 1914.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1975</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Modern Surgery</div><div class='timeline-text'>The development and accessibility of MRI technology in the late 1970s revolutionized surgical treatment and management of Syringomyelia.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Syringomyelia Awareness Month Initiated</div><div class='timeline-text'>Syringomyelia Awareness Month is initiated in May 2012 to raise awareness and support for those affected by the condition.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ongoing Research and Support</div><div class='timeline-text'>Today, scientists continue to research better treatment options, while patients and advocates work year-round to raise awareness on Syringomyelia.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Syringomyelia Awareness Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a fundraising event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a charity event to raise money and awareness for Syringomyelia. This could be a dinner, concert, or any other type of event that will bring people together to support the cause.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your story on social media</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread awareness by sharing your personal experience with Syringomyelia on social media. Use hashtags like #SyringomyeliaAwarenessMonth and #FightSyringomyelia to reach a larger audience.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself and others</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to learn more about Syringomyelia and share your knowledge with others. This could be through organizing a seminar or simply having conversations with friends and family.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Syringomyelia support group</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Connect with others who are affected by Syringomyelia and create a support group. This will provide a safe space for people to share their experiences and offer support to one another.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a walk or run event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get active and raise awareness at the same time by organizing a walk or run event. Encourage participants to wear purple, the color for Syringomyelia awareness, and donate any proceeds to a related charity.</p></div></div>

Why Syringomyelia Awareness Month is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It raises awareness for a rare condition</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Syringomyelia is a neurological condition that affects the spinal cord, causing fluid-filled cysts to form in the spinal cord. By dedicating a whole month to raising awareness, more people will learn about this condition and its symptoms, helping to improve early diagnosis and treatment.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It offers support for those affected by Syringomyelia</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For those living with Syringomyelia or caring for someone who does, having a dedicated month of awareness can provide a sense of community and support. This month encourages people to share their experiences and connect with others who are going through similar struggles.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It helps raise funds for research and support services</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Syringomyelia Awareness Month also serves as an opportunity to raise funds for research and support services for those affected by the condition. This can lead to advancements in treatment and potentially a cure for Syringomyelia.</p></div></div>

5 Unveiled Facts about Syringomyelia Awareness Month

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Syringomyelia is often associated with Chiari malformations</h3><p class='facts-content'>Chiari malformations, a condition where brain tissue extends into the spinal canal, often occur with Syringomyelia. Both conditions share symptoms, making diagnosis complex.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Men are more likely to be affected by Syringomyelia than women</h3><p class='facts-content'>Statistics suggest that Syringomyelia is more prevalent in men than in women. It is believed that males represent nearly 70% of all Syringomyelia cases.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Primary Syringomyelia usually develops during late adolescence or early adulthood</h3><p class='facts-content'>While Syringomyelia can develop at any age, primary syringomyelia (related to Chiari malformation) often first becomes evident during late adolescence or early adulthood.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Syringomyelia May Go Undetected For Years</h3><p class='facts-content'>Due to its subtle onset and slow progression, Syringomyelia can sometimes go undiscovered for years. Some patients discover the condition while undergoing testing for unrelated issues.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Surgery is the primary treatment for Syringomyelia</h3><p class='facts-content'>While there is currently no cure for Syringomyelia, surgical procedures that aim to relieve pressure on the spinal cord are the primary treatment method for managing symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease.</p></div></div>

Syringomyelia Awareness Month FAQs

When is Syringomyelia Awareness Month?

Syringomyelia Awareness Month is celebrated on May 1 every year. In 2024, Syringomyelia Awareness Month will occur on a Wednesday.

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