Here is the question: IS it possible that chari malformations can cause arthritus of the neck area?
If have ACM1 and have a 1 cm drop into my spinal cord. All I know is that it has been MRI'd so to speak and this is the result. I spent 22 years in the army and the old steel pot wieghed about 2.5 pounds and the Kevlar was in at about 4.5 poinds I believe.
TheVeterans Adminstration has told me that the Arthritus is the result from the chiari malformation. I have done some research and have not found anything about this at all.
I am not sure, I do see more articles on rheumatoid arthritis and chiari.Also in connection with autoimmune disorders.
For those of us not in the military can u explain the "old steel pot" can I assume that is the helmit? and Kevlar is a bullet proof vest?
I do not know how or y but most with chiari like myself also have DDD, stinosis or some disk bulging and a form of arthritis.....if u find a definative answer please share with us.This has been a topic b4 of sorts....
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