exercises or physical therapy for chiari and syrinx diagnosis

Posted by nana06 @nana06, May 19 8:53am

I have been diagnosed with chiari and syringomyelia. I'm wondering if there are exercises or physical therapy that would help with the symptoms?

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@nana06 Hello and welcome to Connect. We have another discussion in the Spine Group where you can meet some other members talking about Chiari and Syrinx conditions.

Here is the link:

Spine Health – "Living with Syringomyelia"
Here is an older discussion that has not been active in awhile:
Spine Health – "Chiari and syringomyelia with DDD"


@nana06 I was diagnosed with both. Had decompression surgery. I was told that for exercise the best exercise for me was walking. I do get exercise when doing yard work and housework, but I fatigue easily. So I need to pace myself when doing that. I also get a full body massage monthly which helps me as well.

It is best to ask your doctor, who is monitoring you, what type of exercise and physical therapy would be OK for you to do. As you probably have found out, no two people who have been diagnosed with Chiari and/or Syringomyelia, have the same symptoms and issues. What may work for one may not work for another.


Hello @nana06. I'd like to add my welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, along with @jenniferhunter. You will notice due to the nature of your post that I have moved it to the Spine Support Group to better connect you with other members like @nancy82415 who has already joined you.

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