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Chiari malformation, is usually present at birth and occurs at the back of the head where the brain and spinal cord connect.
There are four types of Chiari malformations:
Children with Chiari I malformations may start to have symptoms as early as age 2 or 3. Some don't have any symptoms until they are older. Symptoms can appear any time. They may start or get worse after a trauma, physical effort or straining, such as exercising, coughing or sneezing.
Syringomyelia, common with Chiari, is a cyst in the center of the spinal cord that is filled with fluid. The cyst, also called a syrinx, can get larger and longer over time, putting pressure on the spinal cord and causing symptoms. If not treated, it may also eventually cause nerve damage.
Read more here about living and coping with CM.
Can anyone out there tell me what to expect please? I'm nervous and scared but relieved at same time...Can some please tell me what to expect when I wake up???
Hi, I'm 15 and I've been diagnosed with Chiari Malformation about 3/4 weeks ago, I know little about this condition but I have been offered to have an operation. I also know little about the other effects or potential dangers that come along with…Continue
I am new to this site and was just recently diagnosed with cm. I am 52 years old and the NS I saw said he's only operated on one other patient around my age, everyone else was younger. This struck me a little strange. my symptoms seem to have…Continue
i have undergone the decompression surgery last may. also have had c2 and c3 nerve taken out bilaterally. the past 4 months the pain and symptoms have become progressively worse. i just finished my third physical therapy session. apparently i have…Continue
Hi,I was diagnosed with Chiari about 7 years ago after a routine MRI (a few months previous I was diagnosed with epilepsy..the MRI was a "just in case we missed something" procedure). I had very few obvious symptoms and I still don't, except for…Continue
hi,my 2 year old grandson has chiari 1 we found out about a year ago now,we found out after he had had several long seizures,he does have symptoms nystagmus ,balance problems,choking,nec pain arm pain and tingling in his fingers,amoung other things…Continue
HI EVERYONE MY SURGERY IS ON THE 9TH OF APRIL AND NOW IM VERY SCARED OF GOING I READ THE DISCUSSION IT MAID ME VERY NERVOUS ABOUT IT I HATE PAIN I HATE TO WAKE UP IN PAIN I HOPE I GET PAIN MEDS DO THEY PUT STAPLES OR STICHES IN BECAUSE I SAW ON…Continue
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All good things must come to an end. This is the final episode of the 2015 Crossfit Open Season and once again, The Crossfit director has tested the limits as the final event includes Thrusters and Calorie Rows. Thrusters are no fun. Come see me…Continue
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