Tethered spinal cord syndrome treatment
The London Spine Unit specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of Tethered spinal cord syndrome. Our Specialists are trained in the recognition of symptoms caused by Tethered spinal cord syndrome. The best investigation for this condition is an MRI scan as this shows the structural damage that can be caused by Tethered spinal cord syndrome.
If you have been diagnosed with Tethered spinal cord syndrome then you should seek a specialist second opinion on the best treatment options as untreated Tethered spinal cord syndrome can lead to more serious problems including nerve damage, persistent pain and immobility.
We are based on the Prestigious Harley Street and our clinic is fully equipped to diagnose and treat Tethered spinal cord syndrome
More details about Tethered spinal cord syndrome
Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) refers to a group of neurological disorders that relate to malformations of the spinal cord. Various forms include tight filum terminale, lipomeningomyelocele, split cord malformations (diastematomyelia), dermal sinus tracts, and dermoids. All forms involve the pulling of the spinal cord at the base of the spinal canal, literally a tethered cord. The spinal cord normally hangs loose in the canal, free to move up and down with growth, and with bending and stretching. A tethered cord, however, is held taut at the end or at some point in the spinal canal. In children, a tethered cord can force the spinal cord to stretch as they grow. In adults the spinal cord stretches in the course of normal activity, usually leading to progressive spinal cord damage if untreated. TCS is often associated with the closure of a spina bifida. It can be congenital, such as in tight filum terminale, or the result of injury later in life.
In children, symptoms may include: