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
"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)
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.