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Arnold–Chiari Malformation, or often simply known as Chiari Malformation, is a malformation of the brain. Chiari malformation consists of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull), sometimes causing non-communicating hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) outflow. The cerebrospinal fluid outflow is caused by phase difference in outflow and influx of blood in the vasculature of the brain. Person with Chiari Malformation often experienced headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, impaired coordination, and, in severe cases, paralysis.
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Fellow Chiari family. I have a CPAP machine for sleep apnea. I just found out I have central sleep apnea as well. This is common in people who take pain meds and people who have neurological disorders involving the brain. Your brain doesn't tell…Continue
What kind of med's helped with the neck and head pain/pressure? My doctor keeps giving me script after script of seizure med's for migraines and pain med's nothing seems to help... Any suggestions? I dont have a neurologist appointment til July!Continue
Thanks so much. My 11 year old just got this diagnosis yesterday afternoon. So I am going to be calling a Pediatric Neurologist and neurosurgeon today.I truly believe God and my guardian angel were guiding me in finding this diagnosis for my…Continue
Hi there,My 9 yo son had decompression and skull-to-C2 fusion on Feb 13. Recovery has gone pretty well, but his neck range of motion is very limited. We had our follow up yesterday and saw both surgeons. The one who did decompression was very…Continue
Hi all,I am looking for a document or web page I believe I saw on this site. It was called "Chiari Related Conditions and How to Get Diagnosed" or something like that. I bookmarked it but the link appears to be broken.Does anyone have…Continue
so tried of my mother n law calling me lazy only if she understood how i feel and how weak i am but im keeping my head up high and moven along today feel alot of presure and neck hurts just want to lay in bedContinue
I spent 3 nights in the hospital for nothing. Doctor put me on Depacon while I was in, which didn't work. So he added Inderal to it. Which also doesn't seem to have any effect. So, I was sent home with prescriptions for both along with a script…Continue
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