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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.
It's nearly 2 months post-op and I feel healthier than I have ever felt. I still have nystagmus and my scar is pretty sore still, but I've gained more mobility and I don't remember the last time I had a headache because of Chiari which feels so…Continue
our 15 year old was told she has Chiara in oct of last year. She is in her second semester of high school and having problem with certain test and receptive things in certain classes.one of her teachers pulled her aside and told her to focus more…Continue
Does anyone know if there is any connection between Chiari Malformation and Snoring. Ever since i was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation and started to show symptoms my family is complaining that I am snoring very bad. Never snored before. I have…Continue
I was diagnosed about 8 months ago with a pretty significant syrinx. I don't have the symptoms that most have reported just periodic head/neck pain and loss of heat/cold sensitivity on left side. I got a second opinion and felt much more comfortable…Continue
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