JENELLE Evans broke down in tears as she claims doctors are stumped by her “constant” back and neck pain.
Jenelle broke down in tears after her doctor’s appointment
However, after a check up with a neurologist and several different MRI scans, Jenelle says doctors still aren’t sure what is causing the pain.
In an emotional video posted on Monday, she said: “I’m just sick of having so many doctors tell me over the years that they don’t know what’s going on with me. I’ve told them I have constant back pain.
“And my neck cracks like ten times a day. And he said maybe we need to get an X-Ray of you bending your neck, and then bending it backwards, and then we’re going to see if your bones misalign or something.
“He said sometimes your spine is just made like that when you’re born and people end up developing a syrinx. So I don’t know. Nobody knows. But I can’t freak out about it.
They told her they didn’t know why she was in pain
She said she was sick of doctors not knowing what was wrong
“I don’t know, it’s hard to hear doctors say we don’t know. Just like, we see it, but we don’t know.”
Syringomyelia is the development of a cyst (called a syrinx) within the spinal cord, which causes pain and weakness and in some cases can lead to paralysis.
The symptoms include headaches, pain in the neck, arms and back, loss of reflexes and muscle weakness and wasting.
She previously opened up about her pain
The star has a cyst on her spineCredit: Tik Tok
Jenelle with kids Kaiser, Jace and EnsleyCredit: Instagram/JEvans
“It’s pretty concerning. That’s not good. None of this is good,” she said as she fought back tears.
She said of her daily health struggles: “I have neck pain every day and headaches every day and my neck cracks every day.
“I do what I can. By this time, at 5 o’clock, I usually have to tap out because my neck hurts so bad. I try to get up and be happy and act like I don’t have this problem.
Jenelle and the kids with husband David EasonCredit: Instagram
What is syringomyelia?
Syringomyelia is the development of a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx) within your spinal cord.
Over time, the cyst can grow bigger, damaging your spinal cord and causing pain, weakness and stiffness, among other symptoms.
The symptoms include headaches, pain in the neck, arms and back, loss of reflexes and muscle weakness and wasting.In some cases, it can lead to an abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis), motor difficulties, such as weakness and stiffness in leg muscles that can affect walking, chronic pain and paralysis.
“I have head shaking too, it’s kind of embarrassing, it feels like a tremor. My hands are not that steady and my fingertips are numb most of the time.”
“It’s kind of scary. I feel like slowly I’m losing my ability in my hands and I really need that. I really need my hands!” she added.
Jenelle – who is mom to Jace, 11, Kaiser, six, and Ensley, four – went on: “It really sucks. It had to be the worst thing ever when I got my results.
“It’s just, like, your life is off course. I have my kids here and my work is online. A lot of things are going through my mind right now.”
Jenelle discussed possible courses of action and considered the prospect of having the cyst removed.