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List Of Chiari Symptoms

Chiari Symptoms
The following is not a complete list and may or may not be accurate. Everyone will experience different symptoms.
Patients with CM1 may experience no symptoms. When symptoms are present, they usually do not appear until adolescence or early adulthood, but can occasionally be seen in young children.The advant use of MRI's are detecting Chiari alot sooner than it had in the past.

Common Symptom List

Severe Headache and Neck Pain---Most Common
Dizziness
Vertigo
Disequilibrium
Visual disturbances
Ringing in the ears
Difficulty swallowing
Palpitations
Sleep apnea
Muscle weakness
Loss of sexual desire/function
Impaired fine motor skills
Chronic fatigue
Painful tingling of the hands and feet



Other Common Symptoms

Scoliosis

"Red Flag" Symptoms





The "Red Flag Symptoms" are related to brainstem compression; they generally occur in Chiari cases which are compounded by basilar invagination, basilar impression, retroflexion of the odontoid, and similar disorders.

The "Red Flag" Symptoms Are:

Severe swallowing problems
Tachyarrhythmias
Severe nausea (the kind where u loose weight to under 90 lbs)
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