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620923 tn?1452919248
We are starting a list for our friends down under...we have so many of you visit and become family here we want to help by keeping track of the drs you all find that know and understand chiari. The Drs on this list should all be resea...
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Hey there. I've been having headaches since I was in my early teens. Just got my cervical spine MRI results which show degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, bone spurs, loss of normal cervical spine lordosis, loss of disc height. My ...
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17620464 tn?1458447186
As I look back, I realize that I have had Chiari Malformation all of my life - unexplained pain here, odd clumsiness there. However, the onslaught of symptoms have hit like Thor's hammer over the last 4-5 months. Why now at 46? I know m...
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1687929 tn?1319429611
I was recently diagnosed but have had symptoms since I can remember. I am soon to be we end of the year and just started with all the doctors so I am wondering if chiari can affect fertility.
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Hi all, Im 31 years old male and I recently started feeling weakness, and loss of muscle strength in my legs and now slowly to my arms. I had a MRI scan for my whole spine. According to the results of the films, it shows I have a syr...
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My daughter has been complaining of increasing headaches lately and they are exertional. They happen after gym class, softball practice, laughing with her friends, etc. Does anyone know if a parent has chiari if their child is more likel...
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1679858 tn?1346768781
I was diagnosed with chiari at age forty eight. In my late teens to early thirties, I used to get severe torticolis. My last episode was around age 34 and then it stopped. I read that the skull stops growing around age 30. Strange!! Just...
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1679858 tn?1346768781
I am very curious to learn whether or how proper nutrition can affect Chiari symptoms. Of course, we all know that eating right is going to help us feel better regardless, but is there any correlation between Chiari and low blood sugar, ...
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hi - was referred to a neurosurgeon to see a physiatrist which then referred me to 2 other drs - a neurotherapist and a neuropsychologist. also prescribed nortriptyline. i guess i shouldnt have said i was a little depressed. but man i...
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1987809 tn?1328064064
Hello! I am 16 years old and I'm getting decompression surgery for my type 1 chiari in 10 days! I am kinda nervous! I would like to know what to excpect and how to prepare for this surgery. How long will I be out of school do you think? ...
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I was recently, well about a year ago now, diagnosed with Chiari. Have been in the medical field for over 20 years here in Texas. My last job was doing Mobile MRI. My doctor has ordered, ironically, an MRI Study that I don't know anyt...
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510038 tn?1455226819
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone has had any pain in their ribs or sides. This has been a new area of pain for me in the last 2 weeks or so. A little background, I do have a syrinx. As of an MRI 6 months ago, it was beginning to get l...
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A few years ago my doctor said I have this condition and it was what was causing my headaches that are severe stabbing pain in my left eye and jaw with pressure headaches some of the time that accompany the pain. He suggested that the sy...
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I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation last year but just realized what it was and meant this week and I am 70 years old. I have had migraine headaches before, but the worst ones have been the two I've had in the last two years, one l...
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Iv got my surgery coming up in a couple weeks with Dr Rosner. The thing that scares me more than anything is the anesthesia. I am super sensitive to drugs, I will have nearly violent adverse reactions to even the lowest doses. I cannot e...
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Hi everyone and sorry if this has been asked before but I hear so many different things, from Drs, my Ns , nurses etc. what has worked for you and your thoughts? I have super long hair ( well what's left of it any way lol) In the hospita...
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3112631 tn?1356657157
I was recently diagnosed with a pseudomeningocele and am struggling with deciding whether or not to have it treated. My first decompression was in June 2005 and my second decompression (+ duraplasty) was in June 2010. I also had an emerg...
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It's been 8 months since surgery and I've had so many issues.... Over the last several months this helicopter sound in my ear and intense pressure again along with visual disturbances and fluid leaking from my nose and ear. Specialist sa...
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6384874 tn?1385433406
I got a call back from Dr. Greenfields office. The reviewed my MRI's, operative reports and everything and they don't think that these headaches are being caused by chiari after all. He thinks that I have a herniated disc (or 2) in my ...
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17620464 tn?1458447186
As anyone that has been diagnosed with CM, I have been reading and reading and reading. I have read success stories where the tonsils are removed instead of the decompression procedure and life has been great after the surgery. The recov...
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