Endometriosis and THE WHAT? You mean to tell me that this disease can be found on your…spine? A disease typically diagnosed by gynecologists can grow there? Okay, now this is like some bad sci-fi horror film…But alas…it’s true. A girlfriend dropped the bomb last week that she has it on her spinal cord. So now it’s time to pick my jaw up off of the ground and hit the books. What the hell, Endo. Really? Is nothing sacred?
Endometriosis on or in the spinal cord, vertebrae, or nerves is considered extremely rare. However, it has been found to be wreaking havoc for many women. It can cause symptoms of back pain, weakness, incontinence, sciatica pain, radiating leg pain, groin pain, and monoparesis (weakness to the point of near-paralysis), just to name a few. These symptoms may always be present, may only be present during your menstrual cycle, or may worsen during your menstrual cycle. On top of those symptoms, the Endometriosis also does it’s usual thing: inflammation, scarring, creates pain, etc.Continue reading