Teen Mom Jenelle Evans slammed for making TikToks despite claiming she could be 'paralyzed' due to cyst in her spine

JENELLE Evans has been slammed for making TikToks despite claiming she could become "paralyzed" due to a cyst in her spine.

The Teen Mom 2 alum, 29, is open about the "crippling pain" she's been battling because of health issues with her back.

But Jenelle's fans pointed out that she seemed well enough to produce regular social media content after she shared her latest TikTok about her spinal cyst.

In the video – captioned "Check-up with my neurosurgeon" – the MTV alum sat up straight and smiled at the camera.

She lipsynced the lyrics, "I don't need drugs, because I'm already high enough," before pretending to scream at the camera.

The text in the video read: "When you already have a growing cyst in your spine.

"And the doctor says 'can't help you. when you become paralyzed go to the ER'."

The mother-of-three's critics flocked to Reddit to mock her for repeatedly making TikToks and accused her of "dramatizing" her medical problems.

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One wrote: "What do you do when a doctor tells you you’re going to be paralyzed? Make a Tik Tok of course!"

Another added: "OK is it just me or does she seem ABSOLUTELY FINE. She's literally making TikToks every day but has all these so-called back problems?"

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"The pathetic amount of people that feel the need to tell and dramatize their health issues is insane. No one f**king cares," a third posted.

Jenelle suffers from syringomyelia, which is a development of a cyst in the spinal cord causing pain and muscle weakness.

Symptoms of the disorder include headaches, pain in the neck, arms and back, loss of reflexes and muscle weakness and wasting.

She explained last week: "I had another MRA of my back done where my cyst is and my cyst is actually growing from six months ago.

"I've been in a lot of back pain, just been resting a lot lately. I've just been taking it easy, been resting. I've been in a lot of pain so just trying to take it easy on my body."


Jenelle first broke the news to her fans of her diagnosis on her Instagram Stories back in March, saying she was "in shock."

The MTV star elaborated on her condition in a YouTube vlog called "My Neck, My Back."

The mother-of-three said she's been battling daily headaches and dealing with her neck "cracking 10 times a day."

The Teen Mom alum has been having tests done for the past five months and not getting any answers, which she described as "really frustrating."

Previously, Jenelle – who is married to David Eason – had an MRI, which revealed the cyst in her spine.

"It's pretty concerning. That's not good. None of this is good," she said as she fought back tears.


The reality star admitted she hasn't spoken to her doctor about the results as she got them at the weekend, so is trying not to "jump to conclusions."

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.

"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!"

At the time, Jenelle discussed possible courses of action and considered the prospect of having the cyst removed.

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.

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