Cervical Medullary Syndrome

Cervical Medullary Syndrome

Medulla Oblongata

“Your medulla oblongata is the bottom-most part of your brain. Its location means it’s where your brain and spinal cord connect, making it a key conduit for nerve signals to and from your body. It also helps control vital processes like your heartbeat, breathing and blood pressure.” Reference


What is Cervical Medullary Syndrome?

“Cervical Medullary Syndrome (also called cervicomedullary syndrome) is a proposed syndrome caused by brainstem compression, deformation, infection or inflammation (due to craniocervical instability).  It results in symptoms including dysautonomia, Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, pain, numbness, apnea, altered vision, hearing, speech, swallowing and balance, vertigo, dizziness, altered sleep architecture, weakness, numbness and sensory loss.” Reference


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